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Turcot |  Iroquois, 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, Saskatchewan, Quebec, Western Canada
  • Ethnicity:  Metis, Iroquois, Mixed-heritage: Cree, French
  • Associated surnames: Allary, Bremner, Caplette, Causley / Cazalet, D’Ailleboust / Diabo, Deschamps, Desjarlais, Dubey (Dube?), Flammand / Flamand, Frederick, Galaspy, Giroux, Gouin, Hogue, Lafontaine, Laverdure, Lepine,  L’Esperance, McDougall, McMullen, Paquin, Rahiakwas,Tahentison, Ward, Wells / Welsh.
  • Misc.:  
  • 1.  Noel / Napoleon Turcotte (m. Madeleine Deschamps) and Norbert Turcotte (m. Josephte Lepine) were both associated with the Resistance of 1885. 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]. 
  • 2. Scroll down to External Links for several Metis Turcotte biographies.



Selkirk  |  Assiniboia a-1  (1901) 

Selkirk  |  Assiniboia a-2  (1901) 




Chateauguay  | Sault St. Louis   (1901)



The Territories  |  St Louis  (1901) 



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


D  …  [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [QC]


DELM  [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [QC-Western Canada Metis Scrip]


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


THOR  [CDN Marriage Extracts] [MB-ON-QC-SK-Western Canada Metis Scrip]


W  …   [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



French Canadian Pioneers: The Turcots of Quebec



North-West Resistance [The Canadian Encyclopedia]

Turcotte, Noel / Napoleon [Gabriel Dumont Institute]

Turcotte, Norbert [Gabriel Dumont Institute]



May 17, 2021 - Posted by | . | , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. This is a great service you are providing! For Saskatchewan, Mistawasis- if you come across surnames Badger, Black, Dreaver – these are all names taken on by Cree of the Mistawasis. Thank you.


    Comment by Bob Moore in Guelph | May 18, 2021 | Reply

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