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Commandant | Metis, Algonquin, Chippewa, Iroquois, Mixed heritage: French | Surname Anchor Post

Upd. Nov 2021

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, Ontario, Quebec, Territories
  • Ethnicity:  Metis, Algonquin, Chippewa, Iroquois, Mixed heritage: French
  • Associated surnames:  Ajon, Asselin / Ascelin / Ophin, Belair, Bright, Budge, Campion, Carle / Carles, Cayer, Cendesi, Chawanapinesi, Cicciwanikwe, Clarke, Courteoreille, Dekanti, Duchesneau, Egineskwate, Fisher, Fleury, Goulet, Grandlouis / Grand Louis / Grand Lewis, Jacco / Jacko / Jacot, Jerome / Gutcher, Katewehtetta, Koodoo, Langevin, Lariviere, Liwidosate, Marion, Masseabanokwe, McDougall / Kristino / Odjik, Malaterre, Marshall, Metskijak, Michel, Mongrain, Morin, Napanekijik, Nepissing / Nipissing, Odjik, Opimasseiabenokwe, Ouanaskon / Tanaskon, Opimasanckwe, Pajitakwazamokwe, Patjitakwatamokwe, Pismdawate / Pzindawate, Rowand, Scott, Stephen / Steven, Tanisse, Tendesi / Tanaskon, Toostanson, Wabiginis, Waphinis.
  • Misc.: –  1. Commandant is an Algonquin surname. The ancestor couple was the French Canadian Jean-Baptiste Commandant and his Algonquin wife Marie Anne Piwanokwe / Mahinganeikwe. [Source: Jean-Guy Paquin]  2. Individuals carrying the Commandant surname carry as many as 4 different surnames or spelling variations in the course of a lifetime. Spelling variations of Commandant include: Commanda, Commoda, Commonda, Commando 3. William Commanda / Ojikwanong / Commandant was an Algonquin Grand chef and a well known canoe builder. 4. The Metis Nation of Ontario has identified Commandant / Grand Louis / Chabot, Jean-Baptiste and Antoine / Nijkwiwisens, Susanne / Susan as a root couple.



Athabaska Landing (1901)


Algoma East | Manitowaning I.R.  (1911)

Algoma East  |  Shedden (Township) (Spanish Station, Spanish River) (32)   Mar 2022

Muskoka Parry South | Gibson & Freeman  (1901)

Nipissing | Beaucage Indian Reserve  (1901)

Nipissing | Benoit (1911)

Nipissing | Bond (1911) 

Nipissing | Glackmeyer (1911)

Nipissing | Head (1911)

Nipissing |  Indian Reserves (1911)

Nipissing | Indian Reserve (1921) Mar 2022

Nipissing | Mattawan Town 0(1)-1 (1901) Grand Louis

Nipissing | North Bay T(1)-1 (1901) 

Nipissing | North Bay (72) | First Nations (1921) Mar 2022

Nipissing | North Bay (75) | First Nations (1921) Mar 2022

Nipissing | Sturgeon Falls (1911)

Ontario North | Indian Reserve  (1921)   Mar 2022

Pontiac | Timiskaming (1901) Grandlouis

Pontiac | Opasatika (1911) Grand Louis

Renfrew North | Algona South (1901)

Renfrew North | Mattawa  (1881)

Renfrew North | Indian Reserve  (1911)

Renfrew North | Golden Lake I.R.  (1921)


Labelle | Marchand (1901)

Labelle | Bowman Parish (1911)

Pontiac | Unor. 38 |  (1911) Grandlouis

Wright | Maniwaki  (1901)

Wright |  Maniwaki Indian Reserve (1911)

Commanda in Wright | Maniwaki (1921) Mar 2022


ASAI [CDN Marriage Extracts] [QC]

BAST [CDN Marriage Extracts] [ON-QC]

BRAS [CDN Marriage Extracts] [ON-QC]

C … [CDN Marriage Extracts] [Western Canada Metis Scrip] Mar 2022

CARI [CDN Marriage Extracts] [QC]

CLOU  [CDN Marriage Extracts] [AB-ON-QC-Western Canada Metis Scrip] Upd. Mar 2022

D  …. [CDN Marriage Extracts][QC]

DOKIS [CDN Marriage Extracts][ON]

E  …  [CDN Marriage Extracts] [QC]

F  …. [CDN Marriage Extracts] [QC]

G  …  [CDN Marriage Extracts] [ON]

J …   [CDN Marriage Extracts] [QC]

JACQ [CDN Marriage Extracts] [QC]

KASA   [CDN Marriage Extracts] [QC]

LAHO [CDN Marriage Extracts] [ON]

LESO [CDN Marriage Extracts] [Western Canada Metis Scrip] Upd. Mar 2022

MARB [CDN Marriage Extracts][ON-QC]

MCCU [CDN Marriage Extracts][QC]

MEGA [CDN Marriage Extracts][QC]

MICE [CDN Marriage Extracts] [QC]

MOBE [CDN Marriage Extracts [QC]

N … [CDN Marriage Extracts] [QC-Western Canada Metis Scrip] Upd. Mar 2022

O … [CDN Marriage Extracts] [QC]

OKAN | CDN Marriage Extracts [QC]

PIGE [CDN Marriage Extracts] [QC]

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

SAUN [CDN Marriage Extracts] [QC]

SNOW [CDN Marriage Extracts] [ON-QC]

T … [CDN Marriage Extracts] [QC]

THOR  [CDN Marriage Extracts] [ON]

W  …  [CDN Marriage Extracts] [QC]


Main Index: Canadian Census Extracts by Region & by Nation

Index: Canadian Marriage Extracts in Alphabetical Order

Index: First Nations and Metis Surname Lists


An Algonquin Canoe Mystery | C. Lariviere & Lacroix Neveu

Six Nations Modern Surnames

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