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Dedam | Mi’kmaq, Cree, Chippewa, Malecite | 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 PostsWabanaki
  • Regions:  New Brunswick, Quebec
  • Ethnicity: Mi’kmaq, Cree, Chippewa, Malecite
  • Associated surnames:  Agoune / Agoon, Arguimeau, Arsenault, Augustine, Barnabe / Barnaby, Bartibogue, Basque, Bear, Bernard, Caplan / Caplin, Catpat / Quatpattes,  Clare / Claire, Condo / Condeau, Dominique / Dominic, Francis, Gedeon, Germain, Ginnish / Genish, Isaac, Jacques, Jeannot / Jeanotte, Jerome, John, John Baptiste, Joachim, Joseph, Julien,  Labauve, Labillois, Laroque / Larocque, Leblanc, Legorgendiere, Levy / Levi, Marchand, Marcoux, Martin, Metallic, Methot, Michel, Miller, Neagleson, Nicholas, Paul, Pekiere, Peter Paul, Peters, Pienewit, Pominville, Renon, Ritchie, Samson, Sappier, Simon, Sock, Sook, Tawa Jacques, Vicaire, Vincenso, Ward, Wiouche / Wyouche.
  • Misc.: 
  • 1. Common surname variations (in the records) include Dedame, Dadam, Desdames and Dedham.
  • 2.  In his thesis Ethnogenese des premiers metis canadiens (1601-1763), Denis Jean has a discussion of the origin of the Desdames surname in Eastern Canada. he explains that in 1635 employees (and two missionaries) arrived in Miscou when a permanent fishing post was established there by the Compagnie de Miscou. The Compagnie de Miscou was part of the Company of One Hundred Associates. A certain Thierry Desdames was named Captain and he became the progenitor of the Metis Dedams. The Dedam  surname appears in several Gaspe records, and in particular, Jean states that the surname was appearing regularly in civil records after the Restigouche census of 1765. An interesting note (still from Denis Jean) is that 25 years earlier, in 1741/1742, a certain Denis Dedam of the Gaspe – received a valuable gold-embroidered robe from the King. Denis Dedam was described as a saqamaw. My notes – a saqamaw is a chief or commander, and the king in question  would have been Louis XV.
  • 3.  The Dedam  surname appears in the University of Cape Breton’s list of Common Mi’kmaw Surnames for New Brunswick.



Carleton  |  Woodstock I.R.  (1911)

Gloucester  |  Bathurst A-1   (1901)

Kent  | Richibucto  (1921)

Kent  |  Weldford  (1901)

Kent |   Weldford (1911)

Kings  |  Norton  (1901)

Northumberland  |  Alnwick  (1901)

Northumberland  |  Alnwick Parish  (1911)

Northumberland | Burnt Church, Eelground, Red Bank  (1921)   newly indexed May 2022

Restigouche  |  Dalhousie   (1911)

York  |  South Western Division (1911)

York-Sunbury | Fredericton |  St.Mary’s, Kingsclearr (1921)

Dedams in Kent  |  Carleton (1881)   May 2022 

Dedams in Restigouche (Dalhousie (1881)  May 2022 


Bonaventure  |  Mann (1881)   Jan 2022

Bonaventure  |  Mann & Restigouche (1901)

Bonaventure Mann (1921)   newly indexed May 2022

Bonaventure  |  Maria  (1901)

Bonaventure  | Maria I.R.   (1921)

Bonaventure  |  Restigouche  (1911)

Gaspe | Gaspe Bay South  (1881)  Jan 2022

Pontiac  |  Timiskaming (1901)   newly indexed May 2022


A …    [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [QC]

ANAH    [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [QC]

ASAI   [CDN Marriage Extracts]

B …   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [QC]

BENA    [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [NB]

C …    [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [QC]

CARI  [CDN Marriage Extracts]

D …   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [NB-QC]

F …   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [NB]

G …   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [NB]

I …  [CDN Marriage Extracts]   [QC]

JACQ    [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [QC]

L …  [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [QC]

LAHO   [CDN Marriage Extracts]   [QC]

LESO   [CDN Marriage Extracts]   [NB]

MARB …   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [QC]

MEGA   [CDN Marriage Extracts]   [QC]

MICE   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [NB]

NICH   [CDN Marriage Extracts]

P …   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [NB]

PETE   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [NB]

PIGE   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [QC]

R  …   [CDN Marriage Extracts] [NB]

S …    [CDN Marriage Extracts]

SIMO   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [NB]

SNOW  [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [QC]

T …   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [QC]

V  …  [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [QC]

WHE– Z   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [QC]



Main Index: Canadian Census Extracts by Region & by Nation

Index: Canadian Marriage Extracts in Alphabetical Order


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