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Racette | Metis, Cree | 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
  • Regions:  Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Western Canada
  • Ethnicity:  Metis, Mixed-heritage: Cree, French (Scottish on 1 census)
  • Associated surnames:  Adam, Amyotte  (Upd. 2023), Anderson, Barnabe, Beauvais (Upd. 2023),  Bellegarde, Berthelette,  Bone / Akanius, Booth, Bose, Boucher, Bourassa,  Bourgoin / Bourgouin, Boyer,  Bruneau, Cardinal, Caribean, Defont, Delorme, Denomme, Ducharme, Elemont, Ferguson, Fisher, Gilbeau, Godin, Groulx, Hamelin, Henry, Ignace (Upd. 2023), Klyne (Upd. 2023),  Laderoute, Lafond, Lafournaise, Laplante (Upd. 2023), Larocque, Letendre (Upd. 2023), Martin, McArthur, McPherson, Moreau / Dechamp, Nolin, Ouellette, Parenteau, Parisien, Parisien / Leger, Pelletier (Upd. 2023), Perreault, Richard, Robillard, Sansregret, Spervier, Tawocan / Kawasto / Tahocakawastewin, Thibert, Trottier, Vallee, Vandal, Vermette, Versailles.
  • Misc.:
  • 1. The western Canadian Metis Racettes descend from Charles Racette (son of Pierre Raceme & Angelique Defoy of St. Augustine des Desmaires, Quebec) and his First Nations wife Josephte through their offspring: Charles Racette (m. Reine Boucher), George Racette (m. Francoise Gilbeau), Marie Angelique Raceme (m. Joseph Adam, Robert Henry & George McPherson) and Margaret Racette (m. James Swain).
  • 2.  Eight Racettes (or their spouses) took part in the 1885 Resistance: They were: Charles Racette (m. Helene Boyer), Charles Racette  (m. Mary-Jane Ouelette), Jerome Racette (m. Caroline Nolin), Marguerite Racette (m. Josephte Desnomie), Marie-Rose Racette (m. Leon Ferguson), Abraham Ouellette (Virginie Racette) and William Racette (m. Betsy Bourassa). 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]. 





Dauphin  |  Manitowapah Indian Reserve (1921)

Provencher  |  St. Boniface (N-1) (1901) 

Provencher  |  Racettes in St. Vital    (1911)

Provencher  |  Rocettes in St. Vital   (1911)



Assiniboia East  |  Dauphinais   (1901)

Assiniboia East  |  Wolseley (1901) 

Humboldt I.R., [216-65] Duck Lake …  (1921)    

Prince Albert  |  Townships 44   (1911) 

The Territories  |  Batoche  (1901)

The Territories  |  Fort Qu’Appelle (1901)

The Territories  |  Duck Lake  (1901)





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


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


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


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


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


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


C …    [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [SK]


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


LAHO   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [SK]


MARB   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [SK]


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


MOBE   [CDN Marriage Extracts]     2023


OKAN   [CDN Marriage Extracts]


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


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


ROBE    [CDN Marriage Extracts]   2023


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


SNOW   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [SK]


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


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


V  …   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [SK-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



French Canadian Pioneers: The Racettes of Quebec



North-West Resistance [The Canadian Encyclopedia]

Racette, Charles [Gabriel Dumont Institute]

Racette, Georges [Gabriel Dumont Institute]




December 19, 2020 - Posted by | . | , , ,

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