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Vivier |  Metis, Cree, Mixed-heritage: Cree, French | 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 way complete!


  • Surname lists: Surname Anchor Posts
  • Regions:  Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Western Canada
  • Ethnicity:  Metis, Cree, Mixed-heritage: Cree, French
  • Associated surnames: Allary, Assiniboine, Berland, Bousquet, Calling / Flamand, Chalifoux, Courteoreille, Delorme, Deschamps, Desmarais, Ducharme, Fagnan, Favel, Fournier, Gladu, Gonneville / Gunville, Gosselin, Gouin, Houle, Kiseyiniq, Lapointe, Lapoudre, Large, Leberge (Laberge ?), L’Ecuyer, Malaterre, Mallet, Monkman / McKay, Parisien, Paul, Pritchard, Roulette, Schmidt / Smith / Rabasca, Short, Vandal, Waskewitch, Watiston, White.
  • Misc.: The earliest Western Canadian Metis Viziers  were Alexis Vivier and his Assiniboine wife, Mary Anne in the late 1700s / early 1800s.



MacDonald  |  Portage La Prairie k-10 (1901)

Macdonald  |  Portage La Prairie k-13 (1901)  June 2021

Selkirk  |  St. Francois-Xavier  (1901) 

Selkirk  |  Woodlands  (1901)  June 2021

Selkirk  |  Viviers in Woodlands  (1901)


Saskatchewan District  |   (1906)  Note: Ethnicity not recorded.

Battleford  |  Indian Reserve  (1911)


AION   [CDN Marriage Extracts]   [MB-Western Canada Metis Scrip]

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

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

F  ….    [CDN Marriage Extracts] [Western Canada Metis Scrip]

GIRO   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [SK-Western Canada Metis Scrip]

HERY   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [MB]

LAHO   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [AB-Western Canada Metis Scrip]

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

M …  [CDN Marriage Extracts]   [Western Canada Metis Scrip]

P  …   [CDN Marriage Extracts] [Western Canada Metis Scrip]

PIGE   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [SK]

R  …   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [Western Canada Metis Scrip]

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

SAUN   [CDN Marriage Extracts] [SK-Western Canada Metis Scrip]

SIMO    [CDN Marriage Extracts]   April 2021

V …    [CDN Marriage Extracts] [AB-MB-SK-Western Canada Metis Scrip]

W  …     [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [SK]

WHE– Z    [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [SK-Western Canada Metis Scrip]



Main Index: Canadian Census Extracts by Region & by Nation

Index: Canadian Marriage Extracts in Alphabetical Order

Index: First Nations and Metis Surname Lists


French Canadian Pioneers: The Viviers of Quebec

External Links

Elise Vivier (m. Boyer) Biography

Rita Vivier (m. Cullen) Biography

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