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Pepin | Metis, Cree, Mixed-heritage | 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 Pepin surname appears in census and/or marriage documents.  Regions: Alberta, Manitoba, Quebec, Western Canada.  Note: Please see the Census District section down below for links to posts with more location-based information.
  • Ethnicity:  
    • These Pepins were Metis or mixed-heritage Cree and French.  Note: Please see the Census District section below for links to census posts that list ethnicity by location.
  • Associated surnames:
    • These are the surnames of Pepin spouses. Note: Please see the Marriages section down below to reach posts containing my marriage transcriptions.
    • Akwitanakikwe, Baki / Sinclair, Beaulieu, Cloutier
    • Davis, Delorme, Desjarlais, Faille / Foy, Fleury
    • Gonneville / Gunville, Lafleur, Lafond / Laford, Larocque
    • McKenney, McKinnon, Paquette, Patenaude, Paul (Upd. 2023)
    • Scott, Sioui, Smith, Tanner, Tremblay
    • Ward.
  • Misc.:  
    • This is where I place scattered bits of information from my Archives.
    • In western Canada, the earliest Metis Pepin couple I’ve come across are the French Canadian Narcisse Pepin and his Metis wife Marie Beaulieu.




Edmonton   |  Indian Reserve (1911)

Terr.  | St. Albert   (1901)   2023

Victoria  |  Lac La Biche  (1911)

Victoria  |  Fort Chipewyan (1911)

Victoria  |  Townships 66   (1911)


Marquette  |  Pepins in Ellice   (1901)


Nipissing  |  Cartier M  (1901)  Papin, Pappin

Unorg. Terr.  | Renfrew North  (1881)   2023



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

CLOU   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [MB]

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

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

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

L  …   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [AB-Western Canada Metis Scrip]

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

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

SAUN    [CDN Marriage Extracts]

SIMO   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [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 Pepins of Quebec



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


  1. Pepin is a French surname dating back to 515 and is associated with the clans of Gaul, Europe, especially the Pippinides. The earliest (I researched) Pepin name is Mayor of Heristal, who was the Father of Charles Martel (the “Hammer”) and Charles Martel was the Father of Charlemagne – the Father of Christianity (abt 700-800s) crowned Ruler by Pope Leo, he was King of the Frankish Empire and protected the Holy Roman Church with his armies. The Pepin name came to North America abt 1600s under King Louis XIII to New France (Canada). There are three main Pepin lines in Quebec that populate then migrate through Canada & US. Pepins married indigenous peoples through early exploring and fur trades.


    Comment by Pepin | June 6, 2021 | Reply

    • Interesting information. Thanks! Evelyn


      Comment by Evelyn Yvonne Theriault | June 6, 2021 | Reply

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