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Breland | Metis, Cree  Mixed-heritage: Cree, French | Surname Anchor Post

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 way complete!





  • Surname lists:  Surname Anchor Posts
  • Regions:  Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan
  • Ethnicity:  Metis, Cree  Mixed-heritage: Cree, French
  • Associated surnames: Anderson, Beaudry, Belcourt, Blandion, Boucher, Bouvier, Boyer, Calliho, Cardinal, Chalifoux, Chartrand, Collins, Dauphinais, Dease / Dess, Delorme, Deschamps, Desjarlais, Dumont, Fagnand / Fagnant, Favel, Grant, Hughes, Iskwetay, Jannotte / Jarnob, Janvier, Kakitumustey, Kinwaskwiyniw, L’Asseau, Ledoux, L’Esperance, Leveille, L’Hirondelle, L’Iroquois, Longellow, Mah-ki-him / Makigan, Mallette, McGillis, Moignon, Monette / Bellehumeur, Napesis, Oskasiz, OspwaganisPage, Paget, Parisien, Perras, Poitras, Rivet, Robertson, Ross, Savard, Trottier, Turner / Tanner, Valade, Wells / Welsh, Young Chief.
  • Misc.:  1. Berland is sometimes a variations for Breland. 2. The Red River Breland Metis lineages descend from Pierre Duboishue dit Breland / Berland, and his unnamed wife and two named wives.  a) Jean Baptiste Onesime Breland who married Suzanne Nipissing and then Cecile Bruyere descends from Pierre Duboishue dit Breland and an unnamed wife.   b) Pierre Duboishue dit Breland and Louise Humphreyville’s offspring were:  Madelaine Duboishue dit Breland (m. Charles Houle) and Marie Anne Breland (m. Richard Grant).   c) Pierre Duboishue dit Breland and wife Louise-Josephte Belly’s offspring included Alexandre Duboishue Berland (m. Amelie / Emelie Wells) and Pascal Breland (m. Maria Grant). 3.  Please scroll down for External Links to Breland genealogical notes and biographies.





Duhamel  | The Territories (1901)

Berlands in Townships 59  |  Victoria  (1911)

Berlands in Townships 61  |  Victoria  (1911)

Battle River  | The Territories (1921)



Brelands in Crane Lake  |  Assiniboia West  (1901)

Brelands in Ochre River  |  Macdonald River (1901)

St. Francois-Xavier |  Selkirk  (1901)  Upd. March 2021



Egg Lake |  The Territories (1901)

Muskeg Lake |  The Territories (1901)

Onion Lake |  the Territories (1901)





ANAH   [CDN Marriage Extracts] [AB]


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


K  …   [CDN Marriage Extracts] [SK]


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


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


MCCU  [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [SK]


O …  [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [SK]


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


PIGE     [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [AB-MB-SK]


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


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


WHEE – Z     [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [AB]






Index: The Cree in Canadian Census Records

Index: Alberta Census Extracts [Native – First Peoples – Metis]

Index: Manitoba Census Extracts [Native – First Peoples – Metis]

Index: Saskatchewan Census Extracts [Native – First Peoples – Metis]

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



Breland, Gilbert [Gabriel Dumont Institute]

Berland, Jean Baptiste  [Gabriel Dumont Institute]

Breland, Josue [Gabriel Dumont Institute]

Breland, Pascal [Dictionary of Canada Biography] 

Breland, Pascal [Gabriel Dumont Institute]

Breland, Pierre [Red River Ancestry]

Breland, Thomas [Gabriel Dumont Institute]




March 7, 2021 - Posted by | .

1 Comment »

  1. Hi Evelyn If your still looking Louis Thibault (Marie Agnes Jones) parents they are Joseph Francois Thibault and Euphemie Bansville.

    Meegwetch Glen Forgie


    Comment by Glen Forgie | March 8, 2021 | Reply

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