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Pepin | Metis, Cree, Mixed-heritage: 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 means complete!


  • Surname lists: Surname Anchor Posts
  • Regions:  Alberta, Manitoba, Quebec, Western Canada
  • Ethnicity:  Metis, Cree, Mixed-heritage: French
  • Associated surnames: Akwitanakikwe, Baki / Sinclair, Beaulieu, Cloutier, Davis, Delorme, Desjarlais, Faille / Foy, Fleury, Gonneville / Gunville, Lafleur, Lafond / Laford, Larocque, McKenney, McKinnon, Paquette, Patenaude, Scott, Sioui, Smith, Tanner, Tremblay, Ward.
  • Misc.:  In western Canada, the earliest Metis Pepin couple I know of are the French Canadian Narcisse Pepin and his Metis wife Marie Beaulieu.



Edmonton   |  Indian Reserve (1911)

Victoria  |  Lac La Biche  (1911)

Victoria  |  Fort Chipewyan (1911)  June 2021

Victoria  |  Townships 66   (1911)


Marquette  |  Pepins in Ellice   (1901)


Nipissing  |  Cartier M  (1901)  Papin, Pappin   Apr 2022


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]  April 2021



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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