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Pelletier | Metis, Cree, Ojibway, Ottawa, 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 Surnames [ON],
  • Regions:  Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, Saskatchewan
  • Ethnicity:  Metis, Cree, Ojibway, Ottawa, Mixed-heritage: Cree, French
  • Associated surnames:   Amyot, Atchikate Sparvier, Ayatowew, Azure, Beauchemin, Bellegarde / Belgarde, Bercier, Birston, Black, Blondin / Blondeau, Bonneau, Boucher, Bourassa, Boyer, Brissette, Bruyere, Burnette, Cardinal, Carontay, Chalifoux, Chenail, Cluseau, Cochrane, Denomme, Deschamps, Descoteaux, Desjarlais, Desmarais, Ducharme, Fagnant, Favel, Fiddler, Fisher, Flamand / Flammand, Fleury, Fournier, Gagnon, Galarneau, Gonneville / Gunnvil, Gregoire, Hamelin, Houle, Jawana, Jourdain, Kanapeuishit, Klyne, La Crise, Lafontaine, Laframboise, Landry, Langee, Lapierre, Lemire, Listener, Mcnab, McGillis, Mediwash, Minnie, Mirouabeouit, Morin, Norris, Ouellet, Ouemoutabeu, Parisien, Patenaude, Pollet, Primeau, Racette, Rocheblanc, Sanderson, Shigwaria, Sioui, Sutherland / O-pee-tooka-kao, Swan / Swain, St. Denis, St. Germain, St. Pierre, Themichite, Titech, Trottier, Vallee, Watson.
  • Misc.:
  • 1. In his thesis Ethnogenese des premiers metis canadiens (1601-1763), Denis Jean mentions several early Pelletier mixed marriages. (a) The earliest Pelletier mixed marriage took place with a descendant of settlers Nicolas Pelletier and Jeanne De Voisy who had arrived in the St. Lawrence Valley in 1636. Nicolas and Jeanne’s offspring spoke Montagnais (and possibly other languages), and one of them – Francois Pelletier dit Antaya married a First Nations woman named Dorothee (no surname) in 1660, although she died soon afterwards and it’s unknown whether the couple had children. (b) Nicolas Pellletier dit Marolles had three First Nations wives. The first was Madeleine Tegochix by whom he had one child (a girl),
  • 2. Several Metis Pelletiers (or their spouses) were associated with the 1885 Resistance in Eastern Canada. They were: Edouard Pelletier (m. Madeleine Morin), Julie Pelletier (m. Maxime Flamand), Marie-Ma deleine Pelletier (m. Louison Lafontaine). The 1885 North-West Resistance involved the 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. One common spelling variation of Pelletier is Peltier.



Territories | St. Albert  (1901)

Territories | Edmonton  (1901)


Selkirk  |  Assiniboia a-2  (1901) 

Marquette | Unorg. Terr. S-6  (1901)


Algoma | Lake Superior XX-7  (1901)

Algoma | Unorg. Terr. M(3)-2 (1901)

Algoma | Unorg. Terr. U(3)-1  (1901)

Algoma East  |  Shedden, (Spanish Sta., Spanish Riv., Ind. School) (32)   Mar 2022

Algoma East | I.R. Spanish, Serpent River, Thessalon, Mississauga) (85) (1921) Mar 2022

Algoma | Wookwamakang  (1881)

Algoma East | Manitowaning I.R.  (1911)

Algoma East | Thessalon I.R. (1911)

Algoma East | Whitefish, Sucker, Sheguandah, Pt. Grondine, Manitoulin (1921) newly indexed

Fort William and Rainy River | Indian Reserves  (1921)   Mar 2022


Humboltd I.R. [216-64] (1921) | First Nations Aug 2022

Territories | Dauphinais (1901)

Territories | Duck Lake |(1901)

Territories | Cotham (1901)

Territories | Crooked Lake Agency |(1901)


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

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

B …  [CDN Marriage Extracts] [SK]

BAST [CDN Marriage Extracts] [SK-Western Canada Metis Scrip]

BRAS [CDN Marriage Extracts] [ON] Upd. April 2022

C …  [CDN Marriage Extracts] [SK]

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

CLOU  [CDN Marriage Extracts] [QC]

DELM   [CDN Marriage Extracts] [SK-Western Canada Metis Scrip]

F  …. [CDN Marriage Extracts] [ON-SK-Western Canada Metis Scrip ]

G  …  [CDN Marriage Extracts] [SK]

GIRO [CDN Marriage Extracts] [SK-Western Canada Metis Scirp]

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

KANA [CDN Marriage Extracts] [QC ]

KASA   [CDN Marriage Extracts] [SK]

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

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

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

MCCU [CDN Marriage Extracts] [SK]

MICE [CDN Marriage Extracts] [QC-Western Canada Metis Scrip]

MOBE [CDN Marriage Extracts [SK-Western Canada Metis Scrip]

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

OKAN | CDN Marriage Extracts |QC-Western Canada Metis Scrip]

P  …   [CDN Marriage Extracts] [QC-SK-Western Canada Metis Scrip] Upd. Apr 2022

PIGE [CDN Marriage Extracts] [QC]

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

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

SIMO [CDN Marriage Extracts] [QC-Western Canada Metis Scrip]

SNOW [CDN Marriage Extracts] [SK]

ST. [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [Western Canada Metis Scrip]

THAN [CDN Marriage Extracts][QC]

W  …  [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


Iroquois: Akwesasne, Kahnawake, Kanehsatake, Ohsweken, Tyendinaga, Wahta

French Canadian Pioneers: The Pelletiers of Quebec


North-West Resistance [The Canadian Encyclopedia]

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

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