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Caplin | Abenaki, Mi’kmaq | 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: Wabanaki Confederacy, Surname Anchor Posts.  
  • Regions:  New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Quebec
  • Ethnicity:  Abenaki, Mi’kmaq
  • Associated surnames: Abenaquis, Allain, Augustine, Barlow, Barnabe, Basque, Bernard, Chrysostome, Cloud, Comeauville, Condo / Condeau, Dedam, Dominique, Duhamel, Francis, Gedeon, Goughnour, Gustile, Harquail, Jerome / Gerome, Labauve, Lamkouine, Laroque, Lavigne, Louisotte, Marchand, Martin, Metallic, Michel, Millier, Morrisson / Morrison, Nilson, Noel, Pominville, Prisk / Prisque, Sauvage, Stanislas, Thibault, Vicaire
  • Misc.:  Caplan is a common spelling of Caplin. I’ve also come across Capelin  and Capeland in New Brunswick and a Capland (m. Cloud) which is probably a Caplan.





Alnwick |  Northumberland   (1901)

Colborne  |  Restigouche  (1901)

Alnwick  |  Northumberland (1911)

Dalhousie  |  Restigouche   (1911)

Burnt Church, Eelground, Red Bank (1921)

Fort Folly I.R.  |  Westmorland  (1921)



Prince West  |  Prince  (1901)

Lennox Island  |  Prince  (1911)



Mann & Restigouche  | Bonaventure  (1901)

Maria I.R.   | Bonaventure  (1911)

Mann  |  Bonaventure   (1921) 

Maria I.R.  |   Bonaventure  (1921)





A …    [CDN Marriage Extracts]  Caplan


ASAI   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  Caplin


B …     [CDN Marriage Extracts]  Caplin, Caplan


BENA   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  Caplin


C …    [CDN Marriage Extracts]  Caplin, Caplan


CLOU   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  Caplin, Caplan


D …   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  Caplin


F …  [CDN Marriage Extracts]  Caplin


G …  [CDN Marriage Extracts]  Caplin, Caplan


GIRO   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  Caplin


JACQ    [CDN Marriage Extracts]  Caplan


L …  [CDN Marriage Extracts]  Caplan


LAHO    [CDN Marriage Extracts]  Caplin


MARB   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  Caplin


MEGA    [CDN Marriage Extracts]  Caplan


MICE    [CDN Marriage Extracts]  Caplan


MOBE    [CDN Marriage Extracts] Caplin, Caplan


N …   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  Caplin


NICH   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  Caplin


PIGE   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  Caplin


SAUN [CDN Marriage Extracts]   Caplan


SNOW   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  Caplan


V …   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  Caplin






Index: The Mi’kmaq in Canadian Census Records

List of Wabanaki Confederacy Surnames (NB, NS, PEI, QC)

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



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