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Johnston / Johnstone | Metis, BC First Nations, Blackfoot, Chippewa, Mi’kmaq, Mixed-heritage: Ojibway | 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!


  • Regions:  
    • Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Saskatchewan, Yukon, The Territories
  • Ethnicity:  
    • Metis, BC First Nations, Blackfoot, Chippewa, Mi’kmaq, Ojibway  Mixed-heritage: Ojibway, English, French, Scottish
  • Associated surnames:  
    • Auger,  Barlow,  Belanger, Black,  Bourque, Bruneau, Bruyere / Briere,  Campbell, Cardinal, Chalifoux / Labouteille, Chatelain, Clifton, Cloud, Cochrane, Cook, Cummings, Daniel, Desjarlais (Upd. 2023), Deux-Cours, Cremar,  Desjarlais, Dusome,  Foulds,  Giuwilkumi, Green, Greenbird, Guimond,  Hall, Henderson, Holgate, Hourie, Irwin / Irvine,  Jacobs, Joe, Jones,  Kent,  Lavalle, Latour, Leask, Logan,  Maracle, McDonald, McLeod, Meyer, Millier, Murdoch, Nadjiwan, Nizotens,  Quintal,  Sandison, Seneca, Setter, Smith, Standup,  Trail, Thomas, Thorn,  Waukey / Wankey, White.
  • Misc.:  
    • 1.  The Johnston/Johnstone spellings are often used interchangeably.
    •  2.  Johnson without the “t”  is another variation so you may also want to check the Johnson Surname Anchor Post.
    • 3. One line of Red River Johnstones  decends from Orkneyman George Johnston and Metis Cree woman Margaret through their offspring:  Archibald David Johnstone (m. Margaret Lambert),  Charles Johnstone (m. Elizabeth Mcdonald),  George Johnstone (m. Catherine Murdoch),  Mary Johnstone (m. Charles Henderson),  William Johnstone (m. Amelia Brown). 4. Scroll down to External Links for Ojibway Johnston biographies.
    • .



The Territories  |  Assiniboia  |  Dunmore  (1901)  Johnston

The Territories  |  Athabaska Landing  (1901)   Johnston

The Territories  |  Lac La Biche  (1901)   Johnston

The Territories  |  Lac Ste-Anne  (1901)    Johnston, Johnstone

The Territories  |  Saddle Lake  (1901)  Johnston

Victoria  | Chippewyan Lake  (1911)   Johnston

Victoria |  Townships 66 (1911)   Johnston


Aboriginal Agencies |  Fraser Agency (1901)   Johnston

Comox-Atlin  |  Atlin 51  (1911)   Johnston

Vancouver  |  Cowichan Agency XX-2  (1901)   Johnstone

Yale-Cariboo | Lytton  (1911)    Johnston


Macdonald  |  Westbourne  (1901)   Johnston

Marquette  |  Birtle Town  (1901)   Johnston

Selkirk  |  Clandeboye Agency  (1911)  Johnston

Selkirk  |  St. Andrew’s L-6  (1901) 


Cape Breton North & Victoria  |  North Sydney I.R. (1921)  Johnstone

Cape Breton South & Richmond |  Chapel Island (1921)  Johnston


Algoma  |  Lake Superior XX-7  (1901)  Johnston

Algoma East | I.R. (Whitefish Lake, Sucker Greek, Sheguandah, Pt. Grondine, Manitoulin Island)   (1921)  Johnston    

Bothwell  |  Sombra & Walpole Island  (1901)   Johnston

Brant  |  Tuscarora E-3  (1901)  Johnston

Bruce North | Amabel (1881)     Johnston    

Bruce North  | Albemarle (1881)   

Brant North  |  Onondaga (1881)  Johnston   

Bruce North |  Cape Croker I.R.  (1911)   Johnston

Bruce North  |  Saugeen I.R.  (1911)   Johnston

Elgin West  |  Aldborough  (1901)   

Grey County  |  Derby Township, Indian Territory  Johnstone 

Haldimand District | Oneida (1881)  Johnston 

Hastings West  |  Belleville   (1881)  

Kent  |  Dover  (1881)  Johnston  

Kingston  |  Rockwood Hospital (1921)  

Lambton | Bosanquet (1881)  

Lambton West  |  Sarnia I.R.  (1911)   Johnston

Middlesex West  |  Caradoc  (1881)  Johnston 

Middlesex West | Delaware (1881)  Johnnston 

Ontario North  |  Scugog  (1881)  Johnston 

Ontario North  |  Mara (Township) (8) (1921) 

Peterborough West | Bo  (1901)  

Peterborough West  |  Chemong I.R. (Smith)  (1911)   Johnstone

Peterborough West  |  Smith (1881)  Johnston 


The Territories  |  Carleton Agency (1901)  Johnstone

The Territories  |  Mistawasis  (1901)  Johnston

Prince Albert  |  Petaquakeys I.R.  (1911)  Johnstone  


Yukon Territory  |  Moose Head Village  (1911)  Johnston


Unorganized Territories  |  Athabaska A-4  (1901)   Johnston


B …    [CDN Marriage Extracts]  

BENA    [CDN Marriage Extracts]  

BLAN   [CDN Marriage Extracts] 

C …  [CDN Marriage Extracts] 

CARI  [CDN Marriage Extracts] 

CLOU     [CDN Marriage Extracts] 

COON   [CDN Marriage Extracts] 

GIRO    [CDN Marriage Extracts] 

H  …   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  

HERY  [CDN Marriage Extracts]  

I ….    [CDN Marriage Extracts] 

J …   [CDN Marriage Extracts] 

JACQ    [CDN Marriage Extracts]  

LAUG   [CDN Marriage Extracts] 

M …   [CDN Marriage Extracts] 

MARB   [CDN Marriage Extracts] 

SAUN    [CDN Marriage Extracts] 

SIMO   [CDN Marriage Extracts]   

W  …  [CDN Marriage Extracts] 

WHEE – Z    [CDN Marriage Extracts]  


Johnston, George “Kal-Mestay [Gabriel Dumont Institute]

Johnston, Louis Saurin [Gabriel Dumont Institute]




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