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Ferland | Metis, Ojibway, Saulteaux, American Indian 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 Ferland surnames appear in census and/or marriage documents.  Regions: Manitoba, Quebec.  Note: Please see the Census District section down below for links to posts with more location-based information.
  • Ethnicity:  
    • These are the ethnicities recorded for the Ferlands in census records as well as Metis scrip and marriage documents.  Ethnicities: Metis, Ojibway, Saulteaux, American Indian.  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 Ferland spouses. Note: Please see the Marriages section down below to reach posts containing my marriage transcriptions.
    • Bone, Brunette, Chartrand, Cook,
    • Degonzague, Genaille / Chenail, Guiboche,
    • McDougall (Upd. 2023), McKay, McLeod,
    • Pangman, Paul / St. Math / St. Matte.
  • Misc.:  
    • This is where I place scattered bits of information from my Archives.
    • 1. 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.
    • 2. Pierre Ferlandis 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) 



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

G  …  [CDN Marriage Extracts]   [MB]

MCCU   [CDN Marriage Extracts]    [MB]  2023

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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