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Rousseau | Metis, Montagnais | 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,  Metis (ON)
  • Regions:  Ontario, Quebec
  • Ethnicity:  Metis, Montagnais,
  • Associated surnames: Gendron, Inkster, McFarling
  • Misc.:  1. Early Western Canadian Metis couple – French Canadian Edward Rousseau and Margaret Gendron.  2.  (excerpt 1)   Jean Baptiste Rousseau  “was born in Montreal. He and his half-brother, George Gordon, went up to Fort William with the Hudson’s Bay Company as clerks, and then removed to Drummond Island, thence to Penetanguishene, where he was clerk for Gordon, and ranged the wilderness collecting furs from the Indians. From him Lake Rousseau, in Muskoka, received its name. He afterwards removed to Kostawang, was sent as returning officer to Bruce Mines during the Cumberland election, and died suddenly during the night. He was buried at Kostawang, St. Joseph Island. His wife removed to the “Sault,” Mich., where she is still living, aged ninety.”  (excerpt 2)  Charles Rousseau, also was a clerk for his half-brother, Gordon, and afterwards kept a store and post-office on St. Joseph Island. He returned to Montreal, where he died. The Rousseaus and Gordons are related by marriage to Madame Albani (Lajeunesse), the famous Canadian songstress.



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


Chicoutimi & Saguenay  |  Bersimis  I.R.  (1911)


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

MCCU   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [ON] 

ROBE    [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


French Canadian Pioneers: The Rousseaus of Quebec

January 6, 2021 - Posted by | . | , ,

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