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Ouellet | Metis, Cree, Mixed-heritage: French, Montagnais | Surname Anchor Post

Index:  Indigenous, Metis & Mixed-Heritage Surname Anchor Posts

Each of these posts is dedicated to one surname that is carried by someone connected to indigenous, Metis or mixed-heritage people in Canada.  Please be aware that it’s a synthesis of the information I’ve collected in my personal research throughout the years and is by no means complete!


  • Surname lists: Surname Anchor PostsMetis (ON)
  • Regions:  Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, Saskatchewan, Western Canada
  • Ethnicity:  Metis, Cree, Mixed-heritage: French, Montagnais
  • Associated surnames: Adam, Adshare, Ballendine, Beauregard, Berger, Blackburn, Bottineau, Bremner, Briand, Caron, Champagne, Cleary, Collin, Courchene, Dauphinais, Desjarlais, Desmarias, Desnoyers, Dubois, Dumas, Dumont / Dumond, Dupuis, Durocher, Favel, Genton/ Genthon, Gingras, Godin, Grandbois, Guiboche, Hamelin, Houle, Ka Kanaweyimikui, Lacerte, Ladouceur, Lafournaise, Laine, Lamirande, Landry, Lapointe, Legare, Leveille, Malaterre, Marcellais, Marion, McComber, Mcgregor / Soteriioskon, McGillis, McKay, Meunier, Minnie, Montour, Moreau, Parenteau, Paul, Pelletier, Petit, Plante, Poitras, Proulx, Racette, Rivard, Robinson / Robertson, Sansregret, Sauve, Savard, Short, Sioui, St. Germain, Tremblay, Trottier, Wahoianonnente, Wells, Welsh.
  • Misc.:  1.  The first western Canadian officially recognized Metis Ouellette  couple were French Canadian Joseph Ouellette and his Assiniboine wife Angelique.  2.  Variations of the Ouellette surname include: Ouellet and the rather uncommon Wellet.  3. The earliest Ouellet that I’ve seen with a connection to the Montagnais is Joseph Ouellet who married Marie / Demerise Savard in 1884. 4. My marriage database contains both Innu Montagnais First Nations individuals as well as mixed Montagnais / French marriages as listed in a study by the Communauté Métisse du Domaine du Roy et de la Seigneurie de Mingan.  Some mixed French/Montagnais descendants self-identify as Metis (see Etienne Rivard’s discussion paper).

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