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Larence |  Metis, Mixed-heritage: 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, Montana (USA), Western Canada
  • Ethnicity:  Metis, Mixed-heritage: Cree, French
  • Associated surnames: Cadotte, Campion, Dagneau, Desjardins, Desmarais, Dubois, Farquarhson, Flamand / Flammand, Genthon, Gervais, Hamelin, Lagimodiere, Lambert, Larocque, Laurence, Lawrence, Lemire, L’Iroquois, Marion, Mcdonald, Millet / Beauchamp, Parenteau, Parisien, Ritchot, Vermette, Villeneuve, Ward.
  • Misc.:
  • 1. Variations of Larence and Larance include Laurence  and Laurance and sometimes the English form of  Lawrence.
  • 2. Two Larence women were married to Metis involved in the 1885 North-West Resistance (formerly known as The North-West Rebellion). They were  Angele Larance (m. Alexandre Vermette) and Madeleine Larance (m. Elzear Parisien).  The 1885 North-West Resistance included Metis and other indigenous peoples (Cree, Kainai, Piikani, Saulteaux and Siksika) and was in response to broken treaties, starvation and encroachment on their lands by new settlers in what are now Saskatchewan and Alberta. The resistance fighters were defeated 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]. See External Links  below for more information. 
  • 2. Scroll down to External Links below for brief genealogical notes on Jean Baptiste Larence (m. Chippewa woman, Marguerite) and notes and an image of Gertrude Larence (daughter of Albert Larence and Elizabeth St. Germain) and others in spectacular, traditional garb.



The Territories  |  St. Albert  (1901)


Vancouver Island  |  Nanaimo South G-1 (1901)  Laurence


Lisgar  |  Dufferin  (1901)

Macdonald  |  Oak Point  (1911)

Provencher  |  Ile des Chenes  (1901)

La Broquerie | Mixed (1901) 

Provencher  |  St. Boniface (N-2)  (1901)

Provencher  |  St. Vital & St. Boniface Parish (1911)

Selkirk  |  St. Laurent  (1901)


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

DELM     [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [Montana (USA)]  Larence

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

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

G …  [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [Western Canada Metis Scrip] Larance

H … [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [Western Canada Metis Scrip]  Larance

LAHO    [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [MB-Western Canada Metis Scrip] Larance, Larence

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

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

MCCU  [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [Western Canada Metis Scrip]  Larance, Larence, Laurence

P … [CDN Marriage Extracts] [MB-Western Canada Metis Scrip] Larance, Lawrence

R  …  [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [Western Canada Metis Scrip]  Larence

V  …  [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [Western Canada Metis Scrip]  Larence



Main Index: Canadian Census Extracts by Region & by Nation

Index: Canadian Marriage Extracts in Alphabetical Order

Index: First Nations and Metis Surname Lists


Larance, Baptiste [Gabriel Dumont Institute]

Larance, Gertrude [Gabriel Dumont Institute]

North-West Resistance [The Canadian Encyclopedia]

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

March 18, 2021 - Posted by | . | , , ,

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