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Germain, St. Germain |  Metis, Cree, Mi’kmaq, Montagnais, Mixed-heritage: French, Montagnais, Cree | 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 NOTES  |  GERMAIN, ST. GERMAIN


  • Surname lists: Surname Anchor Posts,  Metis (ON),  Wabanaki
  • Regions:  Alberta, Quebec, Saskatchewan, Western Canada
  • Ethnicity:  Metis, Cree, Mi’kmaq, Montagnais, Mixed-heritage: French, Montagnais, Cree
  • Associated surnames: Allard, Amirault / Mireaul, Athanash / Atanase, Bastien, Begin,  Belaire / Bellaire, Belanger, Bonneau, Boucher, Breland, Brissard, Cadotte, Caron, Carriere, Cayen, Charly / CharlishConnelly, Courtepatte, Dedam, Demontigny, Deslauriers, Desmarais, Dominique, Ducharme, Duchene, Flamand / Flamand, Gaddies, Gagnon, Genthon, Germain, Gooda, Gosselin, Graff, Gros-Louis, Grouette, Irvine, Jourdain, Kalalist, Laboucanne, Lafreniere, La Montagnaise, Lamoureux, Lariviere, Lejour, Lingan, Lingill, Manigouche, Martin, McCorrister, McGillivray, Mitchell, Morand, Necanwaynam, Nekahwiw, Ouellette, Parenteau, Pelletier, Perrault, Petapesh, Primeau, Raphael-Nicoll, Rock / Rocque, Saucier, Short, Simeon, Snake, Tourond, Trottier, Vandale / Vendale, Verrault / Verreault, Wells.
  • Misc.:  
  • 1. Germain is sometimes spelled Jerman. Some individuals have held the Germain and St. Germain surnames during their lifetime.
  • 2. In 1872/1873 , a government survey was undertaken to determine the precise international border between Canada and the U.S.A.  Part of the survey was assisted by Metis guides and Chippewa men who were employed as scouts. One of these Metis scouts was Pierre St. Germain (son of Joseph Brissard dit St. Germain & Marie Cadotte). He was married to Genevieve Gosselin (daughter of Michel Gosselin & Marguerite Assiniboine) whose brother Francois Gosselin was also in the 49th Rangers. [Source: The Boundary Commission’s Metis Scouts: The 49th Rangers, Larry Haag & Lawrence Barkwell].
  • 3. There were two St. Germains associated with the 1885 Resistance – Frederic St. Germain (m. Melanie Parenteau) and Veronique St. Germain (m. Moise Parenteau). 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].
  • 3. This information comes from commenter “bullinterrier” –  “There are also Cureux dit St. Germain’s from Quebec, New Brunswick and Maine as well. They went by multiple names… Cureux, St. Germain, Squirrel, Lecureux, Quereux… There is a Maliseet land petition from New Brunswick with Joseph Squirrel on it. They are descended from the family connected to the Michel Cureux House in Quebec.” [St. Germain Baptiste [Find A Grave], Maison Michel-Cureux [Alamy]]

CENSUS DISTRICTS  |  GERMAIN, ST. GERMAIN


ALBERTA

Edmonton  |  St. Germains in Townships 76  (1911)

Strathcona |  Alberta (1911)

The Territories  |  Duhamel   (1901)  St. Germain

Victoria  |  Grand Rapids  (1911)  

Victoria  | Townships 52  (1911)  

MANITOBA

Provencher  |  Ritchot  (1911)

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

Provencher  | La Broquerie e-5   (1901)

Provencher  |  Ritchot h-2  (1901) 

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

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

Selkirk  |  St. Laurent  (1901)

QUEBEC

Bonaventure  |  Mann (1881)   Jan 2022

Bonaventure  |  Mann & Restigouche  |  Bonaventure (1901)  Germain

Bonaventure  |  Restigouche Indian Reserve  (1911)  Germain

Deux Montagnes  |  Mission de L’Annunciation  (1852)  St. Germain 

Chicoutimi & Saguenay, Unorg. Terr.  (1881)  Germain   Jan 2022

Chicoutimi & Saguenay  |  Pointe Blene (1911)  Germain

Sept-Iles  |  Moisie Letellier, Indian Reserves  (1921)  Germain

SASKATCHEWAN

Battleford  |  Green Lake I.R.  (1911) St. Germain

The Territories |  Assiniboia E.  |  Cotham  (1901)  St. Germain

The Territories  |  Batoche  (1901)   St. Germain

TERRITORIES

Unorganized Territories  |  Athabaska  (1901) 

Unorganized Territories  |  Mackenzie D-4  (1901)  Germain 


MARRIAGES  |  GERMAIN, ST. GERMAIN


AION   [CDN Marriage Extracts]   [Western Canada Metis Scrip]  St. Germain

ASAI    [CDN Marriage Extracts]   [QC]  Germain

BAST    [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [ON-Western Canada Metis Scrip]  Germain, St. Germain

BLAN   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [Western Canada Metis Scrip]  St. Germain 

CARI    [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [SK-Western Canada Metis Scrip]  Germain, St. Germain

DELM   [CDN Marriage Extracts] [Western Canada Metis Scrip]  St. Germain

DOKIS    [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [QC] Germain

F …  [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [SK]  St. Germain

G  …     [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [QC] Germain

GIRO    [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [MB]  Germain, St. Germain

I ….     [CDN Marriage Extracts]   [Western Metis Scrip]  St. Germain

JACQ   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [QC]  Germain

K  …    [CDN Marriage Extracts]  Germain

L  …   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [Western Canada Metis Scrip]  St. Germain

LAHO   [CDN Marriage Extracts] [Western Canada Metis Scrip]   St. Germain

LAUG     [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [Western Canada Metis Scrip]  St. Germain

LESO   [CDN Marriage Extracts] [ND-Western Canada Metis Scrip]  St. Germain

M …    [CDN Marriage Extracts]   [QC] Germain

MARB    [CDN Marriage Extracts] [QC]  Germain   

MICE    [CDN Marriage Extracts] [Western Canada Metis Scrip]  St. Germain

OKAN     [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [SK] St. Germain

P …     [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [QC-Western Canada Metis Scrip]  Germain, St. Germain

SAUN     [CDN Marriage Extracts]    [QC] Germain

ST …   [CDN Marriage Extracts]   [AB-MB-ON-SK-Western Canada Metis Scrip]  St. Germain

THOR   [CDN Marriage Extracts]   [Western Canada Metis Scrip]  St. Germain

V  …      [CDN Marriage Extracts]    [QC-Western Canada Metis Scrip]  Germain, St. Germain

W  …    [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [AB]  St. Germain


RELATED POSTS  |  GERMAIN, ST. GERMAIN


INDEXES

Main Index: Canadian Census Extracts by Region & by Nation

Index: Canadian Marriage Extracts in Alphabetical Order

Index: First Nations and Metis Surname Lists

OTHER POSTS

French-Canadian Pioneers: The Germains of Quebec

French Canadian Pioneers: The St. Germains of Quebec

EXTERNAL LINKS

North-West Resistance [The Canadian Encyclopedia]

St. Germain, Simon [Memorable Manitobans]

March 26, 2021 - Posted by | . | , , , , ,

5 Comments »

  1. Kwe!
    Comment fait-on pour faire un lien entre le nom de famille Germain et les ” noms associés” (associated sunames) en particulier le nom DE MONTIGNY?
    Merci de votre attention, Françoise de Montigny-Pelletier

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    Comment by Francine-Francoise de Montigny-Pelletier | March 26, 2021 | Reply

  2. There are also Cureux dit St. Germain’s from Quebec, New Brunswick and Maine as well. They went by multiple names… Cureux, St. Germain, Squirrel, Lecureux, Quereux… There is a Maliseet land petition from New Brunswick. They are descended from the family connected to the Michel Cureux House in Quebec.

    https://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-maison-michel-cureux-or-michel-cureux-house-quebec-canada-75252302.html

    https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/199174928/jean_baptiste-st._germain

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    Comment by bullnterrier | May 7, 2021 | Reply

    • Oops. Meant to say a Maliseet land petition with Joseph Squirel on it…

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      Comment by bullnterrier | May 7, 2021 | Reply

  3. Thanks for the i information, bullterrier. I’ve added your comments to the main blog post. If you want anything changed let me know 🙂

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    Comment by Evelyn Yvonne Theriault | May 8, 2021 | Reply


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