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Jobin | Metis, Mixed-heritage: Cree | 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.


  • Purpose:
    • The goal of these Surname Anchor Posts is to answer these questions: Based on settler documents, has my surname ever been associated with indigenous people in what is now called CanadaIf so, where and when did it occurAnd finally, with which specific peoples was my surname associated?  Note: These posts are just a Finding Aide to help you continue with your own in-depth research. This project is constantly updated but will never be complete 🙂
  • Regions:
    • These are the regions where the Jobin surname appears in census and/or marriage documents  Regions: Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan. Note: Please see the Census District section down below for links to posts with more location-based information.
  • Ethnicity:  
    • Metis, Mixed-heritage: Cree
  • Associated surnames:  
    • Bremner, Courteoreille
    • Dredger, Dumas, Houle
    • Laveau, Mandeville, Sioui.
  • Misc.:  
    • 1. One line of  Metis Jobins descend from French Canadian Montrealers  Joseph Jobin and Cecile Lapierre through their son Ambroise Jobin and daughter-in-law Marguerite Mandeville. (see External Links below).
    • 2. Several Jobins (or their spouses) were involved in the 1885 North-West Resistance (formerly known as The North-West Rebellion). They included: Ambroise Jobin Jr.  (m. Annie Bremner), Louis Napoleon Jobin (m. Olive Dumas), Patrice Jobin, Pierre Jobin (m. Sarah McMillan) and finally Joseph Falcon Jobin (m. Henriette Bremner) who was the Captain of the Turtleford Metis.  The 1885 North-West Resistance included Metis and other indigenous peoples (Cree, Kainai, Piikani, Saulteaux and Siksika) and was in response to broken treaties, starvation and encroachment on their lands by new settlers in what are now Saskatchewan and Alberta. The resistance fighters were defeated and Canada’s federal government asserted its control over the area.    [Source: Veterans and Families of the 1885  Northwest Resistance, Lawrence Barkwell, Louis Riel Institute]. See External Links  below for more information. 
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Edmonton | Townships 71  (1911) 


Selkirk  |  Jobins in Assiniboia    (1901)


The Territories  |  Jobins in Domeremy    (1901)



DOKIS  [CDN Marriage Extracts] [SK]

HERY  [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [Western Canada Metis Scrip]

JACQ  [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [AB-QC-Western Canada Metis Scrip]

SIMO  [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [QC]



French Canadian Pioneers: The Jobins of Quebec



Jobin, Louis Napoleon, National Metis Veterans’ Memorial Monument

Descendants of Metis who fought at Batch bring history to life, Red Deer Advocate 

North-West Resistance [The Canadian Encyclopedia]

Veterans and Families of the 1885  Northwest Resistance [Louis Riel Institute]



December 9, 2020 - Posted by | . | , , ,

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