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First Nations, French Canadians & Acadians

Simard |  Metis, Cree, Montagnais Mixed-heritage: Cree, Montagnais, 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 way complete!






  • Surname lists:  Surname Anchor Posts
  • Regions:  Manitoba, Quebec, Western Canada
  • Ethnicity:  Metis, Cree, Montagnais Mixed-heritage: Cree, Montagnais, French
  • Associated surnames: Blackburn, Clark, Cochrane, Dallaire, Duberger,  Filion, Gagnon, Hervieux, Kennedy, Kent, McLeod, Murdock, Seymour, Sinclair, Tremblay, Vollant.
  • Misc.: 1. The earliest Western Metis Simards are French Canadian Louis Simard and his Metis wife Betsy Cochrane.  2. One branch of the Western Simards changed their surname to Seymour. 3. My marriage database contains both Innu Montagnais First Nations individuals as well as mixed 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).





Selkirk  |  Seymours (aka Simards) in Unorganized Territory q-3  (1901)





BENA   [CDN Marriage Extracts] [QC]


BLAN   [CDN Marriage Extracts]


D …    [CDN Marriage Extracts] [QC]


F  ….   [CDN Marriage Extracts] [QC]


MOBE   [CDN Marriage Extracts [QC]


SAUN  [CDN Marriage Extracts] [MB-QC-Western Metis Scrip]


SIMO   [CDN Marriage Extracts] [MB]






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 Simards of Quebec




December 13, 2020 - Posted by | . | , ,

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