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Grant | Metis, Cree, Chippewa, Scottish | Surname Anchor Posts

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: MetisIroquois
  • 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. 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).   2. 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).   3. 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.





Grants in Pretty Hill | the Territories (1901)

Edmonton East | City of Edmonton (1921)



Atlin  |  Comox-Atlin (1911)

Atlin 49  | Comox-Atlin (1911)



Grants in Garden River |  Algoma  (1901)

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



Waswanipi | Yamaska (1911)

Rupert House | Pontiac-Temiscamingue-Abitibi  (1921)

Waswanipi | Pontiac-Temiscamingue-Abitibi  (1921)



Grants in Katepwa  |  Assiniboia   (1901)

Grants in Touchwood  |  Assiniboia  (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]






List of Metis Surnames of Ontario

List of Iroquois Confederacy Surnames (ON, QC)

Index: The Cree in Canadian Census Records

Index:  Indigenous, Metis & Mixed-Heritage Surname Anchor Posts



A – L | Six Nations Modern Surnames



December 19, 2020 - Posted by | . |

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