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Moreau | Metis, Montagnais, Mixed-heritage: Cree, French, Montagnais | 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 means complete!





  • Surname lists: Metis, Surname Anchor Posts
  • Regions:  Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, Saskatchewan, Western Canada
  • Ethnicity:  Metis, Montagnais, Mixed-heritage: Cree, French, Montagnais
  • Associated surnames: Andre, Ashini, Bacon, Beauchamp, Begin, Berard, Brissette, Cardinal, Chevrette, Collard, Coulembre, Courchene, Desjarlais / Orkasais, Dion, Dominique, Etienne, Flammand, Gignac, Gosselin,  Hervieux, Ishpatao, Jourdain, Lafeuille / Gariepy, Lafontaine, Lafreniere, Lalo, Lamoureux, Laviolette, Louis, Mallec, Marchildon, Marion, Mestenepeo, Mestokosho, Nanipou, Otshiman, Ouellette,  Paul, Picard, Quesnelle, Riverin, Robillard, Rock / Roch, Rousselot, Simeon, St. Denis, St. Onge, Vallee, Venne, Vollant, White.
  • Misc.:    1.  The Western Canadian Moreau Metis lineage descends through Jonas Moreau (son of French Canadian  Baptiste Moreau and Metisse Francoise Beauchamp) and his Metis wife Cecile Desjarlais).  3. Morrow is a common anglicization of Moreau.  2. 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).





Victoria  | Townships 52  (1911)  March 2021



Dufferin  |  Lisgar (1901)  Upd. March 2021



Bersimis | Innu, Montagnais (1901)

Moisie | Innu, Montagnais, First Nations (1901)

Natashquan | Innu, Montagnais, First Nations (1901)

Bersimis I.M. | Innu, Montagnais, Huron, First Nations (1911)

Bersimis Escoumins | Innu, Montagnais (1921)



Moreaus in Prince Albert  |  The Territories (1901)





ASAI   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [QC]


B …   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [QC-Western Canada Metis Scrip]


BRAS    [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [ON]


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


CLOU    [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [QC]


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


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


DOKIS   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [QC]


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


G  …   [CDN Marriage Extracts] [ON] 


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


H …    [CDN Marriage Extracts]   [QC]


LAHO   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [QC]


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


MARB   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [ON-Western Canada Metis Scrip]  


MEGA   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [QC]


MOBE   [CDN Marriage Extracts  [N.Dak-ON-QC-Western Canada Metis Scrip]  


N …   [CDN Marriage Extracts]   [QC]


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


P …    [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [QC]


PETE   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [QC]


R  …    [CDN Marriage Extracts] [QC]


ROBE   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [ON-QC] 


S …    [CDN Marriage Extracts][QC-SK-Western Canada Metis Scrip]


U …    [CDN Marriage Extracts]    [QC-Western Canada Metis Scrip]


V …    [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [QC]






Index: The Innu, Montagnais. Naskapi in Canadian Census Records

Index: The Cree in Canadian Census Records

List of Metis Surnames (Ontario)

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



French Canadian Pioneers: The Moreaus of Quebec





Elise Moreau & Alexandre Cardinal – biographical notes by Lawrence Barkwell

Jonas Moreau – biographical notes by Lawrence Barkwell





December 10, 2020 - Posted by | . |

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