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Moreau | Metis, Montagnais, Mixed-heritage: Cree, 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, Montagnais, Mixed-heritage: Cree, French, Montagnais
  • Associated surnames: Andre, Ashini, Bacon, Beauchamp, Begin, Bellehumeur, 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, Moreau, Nanipou, Otshiman, Ouellette,  Paul, Picard, Quesnelle, Riverin, Robillard, Rock / Roch, Rousselot, Simeon, St. Denis, St. Onge, Vallee, Venne, Vollant, White.
  • Misc.:   
  • 1.  One 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).  
  • 2.  Morrow is a common anglicization of Moreau.  
  • 3. Two Moreau women were married to Metis involved in the 1885 Resistance. They were Elise Moreau (m. Alexandre Cardinal) and Madeleine Morin (m. Edouard Pelletier).  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. 
  • 4. My marriage database contains Innu Montagnais and mixed-heritage 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) 



Lisgar  |  Dufferin  (1901) 



Muskoka & Parry Sound  |  Baxter [1901) 



Chicoutimi & Saguenay, Unorg. Terr.  (1881)   Jan 2022

Chicoutimi & Saguenay  |   Bersimis  (1901)

Chicoutimi & Saguenay  |  Bersimis I.M.  (1911)

Chicoutimi & Saguenay  |  Bersimis Escoumins (1921)

Chicoutimi & Saguenay  |  Moisie  (1901)

Chicoutimi & Saguenay  |  Natashquan  (1901)



The Territories  |  Prince Albert North (1901)

The Territories  |  Moreaus in Prince Albert  (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]   Upd Apr 2022


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]




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 Moreaus of Quebec

North-West Resistance [The Canadian Encyclopedia]

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



December 10, 2020 - Posted by | . | , , ,

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