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Breland, Berland | 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. The Red River Breland Metis lineages descend from Pierre Duboishue dit Breland / Berland, and his unnamed wife and two named wives. Here are three lineages:  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).  2.  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. Several Metis Brelands were involved in the Resistance including: Gilbert Breland / Berland (m. Felicite Boyer), Josue Breland (m. Marie-Flavie Dauphinais) and Marguerite Breland (m. Elzear Tourand), [Source: Veterans and Families of the 1885  Northwest Resistance, Lawrence Barkwell, Louis Riel Institute]. See External Links  below for more information. 3. Please scroll down for External Links to Breland genealogical notes and biographies.



The Territories  |  Battle River   (1921)

The Territories  |  Duhamel  (1901)

Victoria  |  Townships 59  (1911)

Victoria  |  Berlands in Townships 61   (1911)


Assiniboia West  |  Brelands in Crane Lake  (1901)

Macdonald  |  Ochre River  (1901)

Provencher  |  St. Adolphe  (1911)

Selkirk  |  St. Francois-Xavier n-1 (1901)

Selkirk  |  St. Francois-Xavier n-3  (1901)


The Territories  |  Crane Lake  (1901) 

The Territories  |  Egg Lake (1901)

The Territories | Muskeg Lake (1901)

The Territories  |  Onion Lake  (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]



Main Index: Canadian Census Extracts by Region & by Nation

Index: Canadian Marriage Extracts in Alphabetical Order

Index: First Nations and Metis Surname Lists


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]

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

North-West Resistance [The Canadian Encyclopedia]

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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