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Lafontaine | Metis, Algonquin, Cree, Montagnais, Mixed heritage| 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!


  • Regions:  
    • Alberta, Manitoba, Quebec, Saskatchewan, Western Canada
  • Ethnicity:  
    • Metis, Algonquin, Cree, Montagnais, Mixed heritage: French
  • Associated surnames:  
    • Amyot, Aube, Bellefleur, Bouvier, Boyer, Cameron, Capitaine, Corbeau, Davis, Ducep / Duceppe, Fagnant, Flint, Fraser, Gariepy / Garriepy / Gariepy, Gervais, Gladu, Gonneville, Hughes, Ishpatao, Klyne, Jannot / Jeannotte, Lalo, Martin, Menikapau, Mestenepeo, Mestokosho, Morin, Napess, Parisien, Pelletier, Penepo, Pepeshakan, Ross, Roulette, Sylvester, Turcotte, Vallee, Wapistan, William, Witnam.
  • Misc.: – 
    • Three Lafontaines were involved in the 1885 North-West Resistance (formerly known as The North-West Rebellion). They were Captain Antoine Lafontaine dit Faillant (m. Marie Delorme), Louison Lafontaine (m. Marie-Madeleine Pelletier) and Captain Calixte Lafontaine (m. Louise Gervais).
    • 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. 




The Territories  |  Medicine Hat North N(1) (1901) 


Brandon | Cameron d-4  (1901)


QC | Chicoutimi & Saguenay, Unorg. Terr.  (1881) 

Chicoutimi & Saguenay | Magpie  (1911)

Chicoutimi & Saguenay | Mingan, Riviere-aux-Grimmes  (1921)

Chicoutimi & Saguenay | Natashquan  (1901)

Chicoutimi & Saguenay  |  Pointe-aux-Esquimaux C(2)  (1901) 

Pontiac | Temiskaming I.R. (1921)


The Territories | Prince Albert West  (1901) *one orphan

The Territories | Batoche  (1901)  


ASAI    [CDN Marriage Extracts]   [QC]

BAST   [CDN Marriage Extracts]    [QC]

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

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

D  …   [CDN Marriage Extracts]   [SK-Western Canada Metis Scrip]

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

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

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

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

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

MEGA    [CDN Marriage Extracts]   [QC]

N …    [CDN Marriage Extracts]   [QC]

P  …   [CDN Marriage Extracts]   [QC-SK-Western Canada Metis Scrip]

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

W  …    [CDN Marriage Extracts]   [QC]

WHEE – Z    [CDN Marriage Extracts]   [QC]

French Canadian Pioneers: The Lafontaines of Quebec



Lafontaine / Faillant, Antoine (m. Madeleine Ross, Marie Delorme)  [Gabriel Dumont Institute]

Lafontaine, Baptiste (m. Marie Larocque / Rocheblave) [Gabriel Dumont Institute]

Lafontaine, François “Ka-Ka-Keese” (m. Elise Hughes) [Gabriel Dumont Institute]

Pelletier, Marie Madeleine (m. Lafontaine)  [Gabriel Dumont Institute]

North-West Resistance [The Canadian Encyclopedia]

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

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