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Chalifoux | Metis, Algonquin, 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
  • Regions:  Alberta, Manitoba, Quebec, Territories
  • Ethnicity:  Metis, Algonquin, Cree Mixed-heritage: Cree, French
  • Associated surnames:  Allard, Arnault / Arneault / Arnaud, Bellerose, Bernard, Bottle, Breland / Berland, Burke / Bourque, Caillou, Campion / Lapin / Sapin, Cardinal, Cartier, Collin, Delorme, Dumont, Favelle / Favel, Fisher, Gladu, Jacknife, Johnson / Johnston, Ki-n-quan-no-way-systum, Laboucane, Laboueille, Landry, LaMisquet, Lefast, L’Hirondelle, Marchand, Meskinak,  Minot, Morin, My-ah-piew / Mayapeo / Manitosh, Omat8edji8anok8e, Nipissing, Pelletier Petit Couteau, Piche, Rabasca, Ralla, Shawan, Shawawan, Short, Sinclair, Trottier, Vivier, Ward, Welsh, Willier.
  • Misc.: 1. The earliest Algonquin Chalifoux in the region of Maniwaki are the voyageur Benjamin Chalifoux and his wife Julie Carriere. There are service records for three Chalifouxs in the Hudson’s Bay Archives. Andre Chalifoux was a steersma and then a guide in the district of Columbia. Jean Baptiste Chalifoux was a Midman, then Carpenter and finally a labourer in Fort Vancouver, Stikine and then Nisqually. Finally, Michel Chalifoux was a voyageur and then a Freeman around Fort Dauphin and then Grantown. The earliest Algonquin Chalifoux in the region of Maniwaki are the voyageur Benjamin Chalifoux and his wife Julie Carriere. The Hudson’s Bay archives have service records for Andre, Jean Baptiste and Michel Chalifoux. Scroll down for External Links. Note: HBC service records relate to employees who worked in traditional indigenous territories and who may or may not have started mixed-heritage families. 3. The Chalifoux surname is frequently spelled with the final x dropped. Califoux without the h is another spelling I’ve come across a few times.



Edmonton 41 | Townships 71 (1911)

Edmonton West | inc. Lesser Slave Agency (1921)

Territories | Egg Lake  (1901)

Territories | Lac Sainte-Anne  (1901)


Selkirk  |  St. Francois-Xavier n-1 (1901)  


Deux-Montagnes | Mission de L’Annunciation (1852)  *Ethnicity not indicated, poss. French Canadian

Wright | Maniwaki I.R. (1911)


Unorg. Terr. | Athabaska a-4 | (1901)


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

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

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

BAST [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [AB]

BENA [CDN Marriage Extracts] [QC]

BLAN   [CDN Marriage Extracts] [AB]

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

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

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

DOKIS [CDN Marriage Extracts] [AB]

F  …. [CDN Marriage Extracts] [ AB]

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

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

MICE [CDN Marriage Extracts] [AB]

MOBE [CDN Marriage Extracts  [Western Canada Metis Scrip]

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

SIMO [CDN Marriage Extracts] [AB]

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

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

W  …  [CDN Marriage Extracts] [AB]


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 Chalifoux of Quebec


Chalifoux, Andre [Hudson’s Bay Archives]

Chalifoux, Jean Baptiste [Hudson’s Bay Archives]

Chalifoux, Michel [Hudson’s Bay Archives]

Chalifoux, Thelma | The Canadian Encylopedia

Chalifoux, Thelma … Metis Role Model And Lifetime Activist

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1 Comment »

  1. I am a Chalifoux! From the research I’ve done Michel Chalifoux is my 7 or 8th generation grandfather. My great-great grandma was a St. Arault. I recognized many of the associated names.


    Comment by Kenneth Chalifoux | January 18, 2023 | Reply

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