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Villebrun | Metis, Mixed-heritage: Ojibway, 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
  • Regions:  Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Western Canada
  • Ethnicity:  Metis, Mixed-heritage: Ojibway, Cree, French
  • Associated surnames: Attak-a-koup, Belanger, Bellerose, Berard, Braconnier, Brown, Chatelain / Chastelain, Colin / Dolan, Delorme, Ducharme, Hope, Lambert, Leine, Lepine, McCabe, Mercredi, Powder, Robillard, Sansregret, St. Cyr, Tourangeau.
  • Misc.:  
  • 1. The Red River Metis Villebruns descend from the couple Louis Plouffe dit Villebrun and an Ojibway woman Marie Anne Zhezhewgeweg. This couple’s offspring include: Antoine Villebrun (m. Archange Marcellais)Bridgitte Villebun (m. Joseph Delorme), Louis Villebrun (m. Louise Collin), Marguerite Villebrun (m. Thomas Kipling, Francois Desmarais), Therese Villebrun (m. Joseph Laverdure). 
  • 2.  Elise Villebrun (m. Joseph Belanger) and Guillaume Villebrun are on lists of Metis associated with the Resistance of 1885. The 1885 North-West Resistance by the Metis and the Cree, Kainai, Piikani, Saulteaux and Siksika peoples took place against a backdrop of starvation, broken treaties and encroachment by new settlers in Saskatchewan and Alberta. The resistance fighters eventually lost 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]. 





The Territories  |  Athabaska A-1  (1901) 

Victoria  |  Fort Chipewyan (1911)

Victoria  |  Grand Rapids (1911)



Provencher  |  Ile des Chenes  (1901)

Provencher  |  Ritchot (1911)



The Territories  |  Battleford North (1901)

Saskatchewan District  |  Villebruns in Battleford  (1906)

Saskatchewan District  |  Villebruns in Qu’Appelle (1906)

Unorganized Territories  |  Athabaska (1901)





BAST  [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [SK]


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


BRAS   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [SK]


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


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


DOKIS   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [MB]


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


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


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


PIGE  [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [AB]


V …  [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [AB-MB-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



North-West Resistance [The Canadian Encyclopedia]

Villebrun, Louis  [Red River Ancestry]

Villebrun, M. L., daughter of Villebrun & Sinclair, Catherine (Image)  [Gabriel Dumont Institute]






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