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Berard | Metis, 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!


  • Surname lists: Surname Anchor Posts
  • Regions:  Alberta, Manitoba, Quebec, Western Canada
  • Ethnicity:  Metis, Mixed-heritage
  • Associated surnames:  Amalecite, Cardinal, Delorme, Ducharme, Gladu, Hupe / Huppe, Lavalee, Lemire, Listener, Marion, Masson, Perrault, Roussin, Smith,
  • Misc.: –  1. The Louis Riel Institute has some interesting autobiographical notes (in French) of Marguerite Berard (daughter of Charles Berard and Marguerite Lagimodiere) who married Joseph Boisvert. Her recounts tells about her childhood when she went on bison hunts with her family, and also about the arrival in St. Boniface 1863 of the Minnesota Sioux who were escaping from a massacre. (External Link below) 2. The 1885 North-West Resistance by the Metis and the Cree, Kainai, Piikani, Saulteaux and Siksika peoples took place against a backdrop of starvation, broken treaties and encroachment by new settlers in Saskatchewan and Alberta. The resistance fighters eventually lost and Canada’s federal government asserted its control over the area.   Philomene Berard and her husband Francois Arcand were involved in the Resistance. [Source: Veterans and Families of the 1885  Northwest Resistance, Lawrence Barkwell, Louis Riel Institute]. See External Links  below for more information. 



Provencher  |  Ile des Chenes  (1901)

Provencher  |  La Broquerie  (1901) 

Provencher  |  Ritchot | Mixed (1911)

Provencher  |  Township 8  (1911) 


BENA   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [AB-MB-QC-Western Canada Metis Scrip]  

DOKIS   [CDN Marriage Extracts] [MB]

GIRO   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [AB]

LAUG     [CDN Marriage Extracts]   [Western Canada Metis Scrip] August 2021

LESO  [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [AB]

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

P …   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [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 Berards of Quebec


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

North-West Resistance [The Canadian Encyclopedia]

Berard, Marguerite (m. Boisvert, J), Henri Letourneau [Louis Riel Institute]

August 11, 2021 - Posted by | . | , ,

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