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Lesperance | Metis, Cree, 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, Metis (ON)
  • Regions:  Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Western Canada
  • Ethnicity:  Metis, Cree, Mixed-heritage: Cree, French
  • Associated surnames:  Balzamie, Beaupre, Belhumeur, Boucher, Breland, Cameron, Dumas, Falcon, Forcier, Giroux, Guernon / Garnot, Lafferty, Lafreniere, Lavallee, McDougall, Muloin / Mullois, Page, Schmidt / Rabasca, Turcotte.
  • Misc.:
  • 1. Pierre Lesperance and Marguerite Aucoin were early French Canadian settlers in Red River Country. They were from Sorel and had settled in the Red River in 1816.
  • 2. Caroline Lesperance‘s husband Jean Baptiste Boucher Sr. was involved in the 1885 North-West Resistance (formerly known as The North-West Rebellion). 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. 
  • 3. Scroll down to External Links for biographical information about the Bonami dit Lesperance family.
  • 4. Alternative spelling for Lesperance include L’Esperance, Lesperance and Lesperense. The original French surname is with the apostrophe and accented vowels.





Provencher  |  Morris Town G (1901) 

Selkirk | St. Francois-Xavier N-2  (1901)  Lesprance

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



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

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

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

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

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

GIRO    [CDN Marriage Extracts]   [ON]

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

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

LESO … Marriage Extracts]   [SK-Western Canada Metis Scrip]

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

MOBE    [CDN Marriage Extracts   [Western Canada Metis Scrip]

SAUN    [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [MB-Western Canada Metis Scrip]



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 Lesperances of Quebec



Bonami Lesperance [Gabriel Dumont Institute]

Bonami dit Lesperence, Alexis  [Mothers of the Resistance]

North-West Resistance [The Canadian Encyclopedia]

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


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