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Plante | Metis, Mixed-heritage: Cree, 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 means complete!


  • Surname lists: Surname Anchor Posts, Wabanaki Confederacy
  • Regions:  Alberta, Manitoba, Quebec, Saskatchewan, Western Canada
  • Ethnicity:  Metis, Mixed-heritage: Cree, French
  • Associated surnames: Beaudry, Beaupre, Belanger, Bellecourt / Belcourt, Bellerose, Boucher, Braconnier, Callion, Desjarlais, Dufond, Emond, Fagnant, Fiddler, Fife / Fyfe, Fisher, Gagnon, Gaucher, Gaudry, Hayden, Henry, Katsitsioronkwas, La Course, Lagemodiere, Laplante, Larocque, Lavallee, Leclair, Letendre, L’Iroquois / Waniyande, L’Hirondelle, Meunier / Lafleur, Moberly,  Nault / Naud, Onensihatha / Hill, Ouellette, Page, Pambrun, Parenteau, Sansregret,  Skawennetsi, Stevens.
  • Misc.:  
  • 1. In 1813, Pierre Plante and Francoise Lagrave of Sorel, Quebec were among the earliest non-indigenous settlers of Red River County.
  • 2. In 1817, another French Canadian couple named Basil Plante (of Lanoraie, Quebec) and Genevieve Lacourse also settled in Red River County.
  • 3. Two Plante couples were associated with the 1885 Metis Restistance: Basile Plante (m. Madeleine La Plante) and Judith Plante (m. Isidore (Wabash) 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. 
  • 4.  See also Laplante Surname Anchor Post.



The Territories  |  St. Albert  (1901)

The Territories  |  Lac Sainte-Anne (1901)


Yamaska  |  St Francois Reserve  (1921)


The Territories  |  Saskatoon East  (1901)

The Territories   |  Battleford South (1901)


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

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

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

DELM   [CDN Marriage Extracts]

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

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

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

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

OKAN   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [QC-SK]  

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

PIGE   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [AB-SK-Western Canada Metis Scrip] 

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

SIMO    [CDN Marriage Extracts]



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 Plantes of Quebec

The Caughnawaga Troubles (1878) | Surnames: Meloche … Plante, Cardinal, Giroux, Boulrice …

Train Crashes Into Station (1909) | Surname: Goodleaf, DeLisle

French Canadian Pioneers: The Plantes of Quebec


North-West Resistance [The Canadian Encyclopedia]

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

January 2, 2021 - Posted by | . | , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. How do I get the book on Cormier


    Comment by WANDA ROUSSEAU | January 3, 2021 | Reply

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