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Grant | Metis, Cree, Chippewa, Scottish | 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, Iroquois, Metis (ON)
  • Regions:  Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario, Saskatchewan, Western Canada
  • Ethnicity:  Metis, Cree, Mixed-heritage: Scottish, Cree/French
  • Associated surnames:  Auger, Azure, Bellehumeur, Boyer, Breland, Bruneau, Campion, Cayer, Chastelain,  Desjarlais, Ducharme, Falcon, Gariepy, Goyer, Hudson, Lange, Lafleur, Lavallee, McGillis, McIver, McKay, Nayassio, Norton, Page, Parenteau, Paul, Pelletier, Poitras, Robinson, Ross, Sansregret, Testazitz / Tastawich, Tremblay, Wells / Welsh.
  • Misc.:  
  • 1. Three Grant women were married to men involved in the 1885 North-West Resistance (formerly known as The North-West Rebellion). They were Marguerite Grant (m. John Ross), Rose-Marie Grant (m. Pierre Gariepy) and Susanne Grant (m. “Petit” Louis Parenteau).  The 1885 North-West Resistance included Metis and other indigenous peoples (Cree, Kainai, Piikani, Saulteaux and Siksika) and was in response to broken treaties, starvation and encroachment on their lands by new settlers in what are now Saskatchewan and Alberta. The resistance fighters were defeated and Canada’s federal government asserted its control over the area.    [Source: Veterans and Families of the 1885  Northwest Resistance, Lawrence Barkwell, Louis Riel Institute]. See External Links  below for more information. 
  • 2. One line of  Red River Metis Line of Grants begins with Scotsman Cuthbert Grant (Inverness, Scotland) and his Metis wife Margaret Utinawasis of Cree/Assiniboine heritage. Their offspring included: Cuthbert Grant (m. Elizabeth McKay, Marguerite Desmarais and Marie McGillis), Josephte Grant (m. Charles Latour, John Wills, and Pierre Montour), Marguerite Grant (m. Michel Monet / Bellehumeur and Henri Poitras), Marie Grant (m. Francois Perreault / Morin), and Suzette Grant (m. Pierre Falcon).   
  • 3. Another Red River line begins with Joseph Richard Grant and Laura Delores Lavata and continues through their offspring: Alfred Edward Grant (m. Isabella Orvis), Francis Henry Grant (m. Lily Ball), John Nelson Grant (m. Frances Molly Norton), William Richard Grant (m. Norma Lockstead and Caroline Orvis).   
  • 4. Still another Red River line descends through the numerous children of Richard Grant and his three wives:  Marie Anne Breland, Chippewa woman Sarah and Helene McDonald.



Edmonton East  |  City of Edmonton (1921)

The Territories  |  Grants in Pretty Hill  (1901)



Comox-Atlin  |  Atlin 48   (1911)

Comox-Atlin  |  Atlin 49   (1911)



Algoma  |  Grants in Garden River   (1901)

Algoma West  |  Garden River I.R.    (1911)

Haldimand |  Oneida  (1881)   Feb 2022



Yamaska  |  Waswanipi  (1911)

Pontiac-Temiscamingue-Abitibi  |  Rupert House  (1921)

Pontiac-Temiscamingue-Abitibi  |  Waswanipi  (1921)



The Territories  |  Assiniboia  |  Grants in Katepwa (1901)

The Territories  |  Assiniboia E.  |  Grants in Touchwood  (1901)



ASAI   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [Western Canada Metis Scrip]


BAST    [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [Western Canada Metis Scrip]


BLAN   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [ON-Western Canada Metis Scrip]


BRAS    [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [Western Canada Metis Scrip]


C …    [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [SK-Western Canada Metis Scrip]


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


DELM   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [Western Canada Metis Scrip]


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


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


GIRO   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [SK-Western Canada Metis Scrip]


H …   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [BC]


HERY   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [Western Canada Metis Scrip]


MCCU   [CDN Marriage Extracts]   [Western Canada Metis Scrip]


N …   [CDN Marriage Extracts]


NICH   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [QC]


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


PIGE   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [Western Canada Metis Scrip]


ROBE   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [SK-Western Canada Metis Scrip]


T …   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [SK-Western Canada Metis Scrip]


THOR   [CDN Marriage Extracts] [SK]


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


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




Main Index: Canadian Census Extracts by Region & by Nation

Index: Canadian Marriage Extracts in Alphabetical Order

Index: First Nations and Metis Surname Lists



Grant, Charles [Gabriel Dumont Institute]

Grant, James [Gabriel Dumont Institute]

Grant’s House, Fort de la riviere Tremblante [Gabriel Dumont Institute]

North-West Resistance [The Canadian Encyclopedia]

Veterans and Families of the 1885  Northwest Resistance [Louis Riel Institute]



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