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First Nations, French Canadians & Acadians

Vivier |  Metis, Cree, Mixed-heritage: Cree, French | Surname Anchor Posts

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.





Viviers in Portage La Prairie  |  Macdonald  (1901)

St. Francois-Xavier | Selkirk (1901)  Upd. March 2021

Viviers in Woodlands  |  Selkirk  (1901)



Viviers in Saskatchewan District  (1906)  Note: Ethnicity not recorded.

Viviers on Indian Reserves  |  Battleford (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 …  | Native – First Peoples – Metis [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]






Index: The Cree in Canadian Census Records

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



French Canadian Pioneers: The Viviers of Quebec



External Links

Elise Vivier (m. Boyer) Biography

Rita Vivier (m. Cullen) Biography



December 9, 2020 - Posted by | . |

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