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Ferland | Metis, Ojibway, Saulteaux, American Indian 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:  Manitoba, Quebec
  • Ethnicity:  Metis, Ojibway, Saulteaux, American Indian  Mixed-heritage: French
  • Associated surnames:  Bone, Brunette, Chartrand, Cook, Degonzague, Genaille / Chenail, Guiboche, McKay, McLeod, Pangman, Paul / St. Math / St. Matte.
  • Misc.:  
  • There were Ferlands associated with the traditional  Saulteaux  / Metis settlement of Zhiishiibi-Zhiibiing, Manitoba which had long been a place where indigeneous people gathered in the Fall. It was an area of natural resources including fishing in the Fall and also nearby marshes which were rich with birds. European settlers called the place Baie de Canard or Duck Bay. Pierre Ferland is named as one of the Metis Band members who left Treaty after the Band accepted Treaty Four [Source: Historic Metis Settlements in Manitoba and Geographical Place Names, Lawrence Barkwell, Louis Riel Institute]



Dauphin  |  Manitowapak  (1911)

Ferlands in  Unorganized Territory  | Marquette (1901)

Ferlands in Nelson |  32 (1921)     May 2022


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

G  …  [CDN Marriage Extracts]   [MB]

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



Main Index: Canadian Census Extracts by Region & by Nation

Index: Canadian Marriage Extracts in Alphabetical Order


French Canadian Pioneers: The Ferlands of Quebec


Ferlands in Duck Bay, MB by Lawrence Barkwell [St. Charles School]

December 11, 2020 - Posted by | . | , ,

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