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First Nations, French Canadians & Acadians

Lesage | Metis, Ojibwa, Mixed-heritage: Chippewa, French

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, Metis (ON)
  • Regions:  Ontario
  • Ethnicity:  Metis, Ojibwa, Mixed-heritage: Chippewa, French
  • Associated surnames:  Attwood, Belleau, Boissoneau, Boucher, Corboy, Dagoosh, Deeton, French, Jones, Kaboose / Kobeosse, Kay, King, McHale, McKurtchy, Millmouer, Mishano, Mozomany / Mozonani, Newton, Nolin, Peron, Roach, Sayer, Schwink, Simpson, Thibeault, Vanderburgh, Willcox / Wilcox.
  • Misc.:  The Ontario Metis Nation recognizes Lesage lineages through these two couples:  Eustashe Lesage and Melinda Schwink and  Jean Baptiste Lesage and Madeleine Legarde.



Algoma  |  Garden River  (1881)   Jan 2022

Algoma  |  Garden River I.R. (K)  (1901)

Algoma  |  Rossport Village (1901) 

Algoma  |  Sault Ste. Marie (Town) Z  (1901)   Apr 2022

Algoma East  |  Manitowaning I.R. (1911)

Algoma West  | Garden River I.R. (1)  (1911)

Algoma West  |  Garden River I.R. (2) (1911)


ASAI  [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [ON]

BLAN  [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [ON]

COON  [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [ON]

D …   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [ON]

F … [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [ON]

JACQ  [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [ON]

K …  [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [ON]

KASA   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [ON]

LAUG   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [ON]

MARB  [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [ON]

MICE   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [ON]

N …  [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [ON]

NICH   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [ON]

R … [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [ON]

SAUN   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  

THAN    [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [ON]

W … [CDN Marriage Extracts]

WHE– Z   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  



Main Index: Canadian Census Extracts by Region & by Nation

Index: Canadian Marriage Extracts in Alphabetical Order

Index: First Nations and Metis Surname Lists

April 21, 2021 - Posted by | .


  1. I believe her name is misspelled it is Melinda Shunk if you really have these connections as I do they will show up as such.. can you please correct?


    Comment by Eraff | February 15, 2022 | Reply

  2. Hello and thank you for your comment.
    I don’t have any personal connections to this family. This is part of a series of posts organizing information found on this site about specific surnames – in this case Lesage.
    For what concerns Melinda Schwink / Shunk, I’m using the Schwink surname that is referenced on the Ontario Metis Root Ancestors project as my guide.
    I’m never surprised to see these surname discrepancies 🙂 Are you a descendant and is the Shunk surname being used now?
    Thanks again for the comment,
    Sample spelling – https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:9Q97-Y39B-SST?i=375&cc=1784216&personaUrl=%2Fark%3A%2F61903%2F1%3A1%3AKZBJ-9CW


    Comment by Evelyn Yvonne Theriault | February 15, 2022 | Reply

  3. willcox is miss spelled it is Arthur willcox was my grandfouther kerry willcox is my dad i am gerald willcox

    Liked by 1 person

    Comment by gerald willcox | June 8, 2022 | Reply

    • Hello!
      Sorry for the delay in answering your comment. You’re 100% correct about the Willcox spelling. The surname has been listed as Wilcox because I had taken it from one of the census documents. I’ll add the The Willcox spelling in the post. Thanks, Evelyn


      Comment by Evelyn Yvonne Theriault | July 16, 2022 | Reply

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