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Fisher | Metis, Algonquin, BC First Nations, Chippewa, Iroquois, Ojibway, Saulteaux, 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, Metis [ON]
  • Regions:  British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec, Saskatchewan, Territories
  • Ethnicity:  Metis, Algonquin, BC First Nations, Chippewa, Iroquois, Ojibway, Saulteaux, Mixed-heritage
  • Associated surnames:   Amikwabe, Beaulieu, Bergis, Bousquet, Boyer, Brabant, Cawaneska / Kochens, Cayole / Dumont, Chalifoux, Courville, Desjarlais, Desmarais, Dufond / Inini, Falcon, Fleury, Hill, Kakionhenton / Metchel, Kawennahere, Klyne, Lacelle, Lacouture, Laframboise,Laliberte, Langevin, Leach, Ledoux, Letendre, Lisee, Martin, McGuire, McLeod, Montour, Netawassang, Nonaponkouns, Nuhkatow, Ojoimasaguogie, Osahgee, Pelletier, Pilon, Plante, Poitras, Pontheguagui, Powless, Primeau, Racette, Ross, Scott, Sinclair, Soney, Spence, Stacey, Sylvestre, Tourond, Vandale, Vermette, Villebrun, Wabikwans / Wabicon, Wapikoens / Wabukance,.
  • Misc.: –  1. One Algonquin lineage descends from Michel Fisher / Wabikwans / Wabicons and Catherine Mauroit / Ikewich  [Source: Jean-Guy Paquin]. 2. The Metis Nation of Ontario recognize Joseph Fisher and Lisette Netawassang as a Metis root couple. Their lineage descends through their daughter Agnes Kadjish and Patrick Sylvester McGuire. 3. Red River Ancestry lists a lineage through Manitoba surveyor Frederick John George Fischer and Sarah Stevenson. 4. Seven Fishers (Alexander, Alfred, George (x 2), John, Pierre and William) signed the September 1880 Metis Petition of the Qu’Appelle Settlement which was asserting rights for land, hunting and trading [Source: Fisher Family of the Qu’Appelle River Valley [Institute Gabriel Dumont] 5. The Hudson’s Bay Company has service records for five Fishers (2 Alexanders, 1 Baptiste and 2 Henrys) as well as a Frederick Fischer. You can reach those records by clicking on the External Links at the bottom of this post. Note: These HBC service records relate to employees who worked in traditional indigenous territories and who may or may not have started mixed-heritage families. 5. Some Metis Fishers (or their spouses) were involved in the 1885 North-West Resistance (formerly known as The North-West Rebellion). They include: Alexandre Fisher Jr. (m. Margaret Racette), Elisabeth Fisher (m. Louis Bousquet), Elise Fisher (m. Leon Esdras Parenteau) and Virginie Fisher (m. David Tourond). 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. 



Yale-Cariboo | Kamloops Indian Agency  (1911)


Algoma | Lake Superior XX-6  (1901)

Kent, Harwick (Township) (30) (1921) Mar 2022

Lambton West | Sarnia I.R. (1911)

Lambton West | Walpole Island I.R. (1911)

Lambton West  |  Sombra and Walpole Island (1921)   Mar 2022

Lanark North  |  Dalhousie, Sherbrooke, Lavant North  (1881)   Feb 2022

Middlesex West | Caradoc  (1881) Feb 2022

Middlesex | Caradoc – Mount Elgin Industrial Institute (1852)

Middlesex West | Chippewa I.R. (1911)

Middlesex West | Indian Reserves  (1921)

Nipissing | Beaucage Indian Reserve (1901)

Nipissing | Bonfield  (1901)

Northumberland West  |  Alnwick  (1881)   Feb 2022

Peel  |  Streetsville  (1881)   Feb 2022

Fisher in Port Arthur and Kenora | Indian Reserves Mar 2022

Renfrew North | Algona South  (1901)

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

Renfrew North | Indian Reserve  (1911)

Renfrew North | Pembroke (1881) Feb 2022

Thunder Bay & Rainy River | White Dog Post  (1911)

Fishers in York South, York (Township) (1921) Mar 2022


Huntingdon | St Regis  (1911)


Humboldt | Indian Reserve (1911)

Humboldt (Gordon and Muskow-ekwum Indian Reserves) (1906)

Territories | Duck Lake (1901)

Territories | Nut Lake (1901)

Territories | Prince Albert West (1901)

Saltcoats Melville (Town) Sanitorium, Files Hills Agency, School (1921) Aug 2022


Assiniboia | Fort Qu’Appelle (1901)

Assiniboia | Touchwood (U)2 (1901)

Assiniboia East | Dauphinais (1901)

Assiniboia East | File Hills | Mixed (1901)

Assiniboia East | Muskowpehung & File Hills (1901)

Assiniboia East | Touchwood Agency AG-6 (1901)

Northwest Territories | One Man’s Lake  (1911)

Unorganized Terr. | Athabaska A-8  (1901)


BAST [CDN Marriage Extracts] [Western Canada Metis]

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

CARI [CDN Marriage Extracts][ON-Western Canada Metis]

CLOU  [CDN Marriage Extracts][ON]

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

DOKIS [CDN Marriage Extracts][ON-Western Canada Metis Sweep]

F  …. [CDN Marriage Extracts][ON-QC-SK-Western Canada Metis Sweep] Upd. April 2022

K  …   [CDN Marriage Extracts][QC]

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

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

MARB [CDN Marriage Extracts]

MEGA [CDN Marriage Extracts][QC]

NICH [CDN Marriage Extracts] [ON] Apr 2022

OKAN | CDN Marriage Extracts

P  …   [CDN Marriage Extracts][SK]

PIGE [CDN Marriage Extracts][Western Canada Metis Sweep]

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

SIMO [CDN Marriage Extracts][Western Canada Metis Sweep]

SNOW [CDN Marriage Extracts][SK-Western Canada Metis Sweep]

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

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

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


List of Iroquois Confederacy Surnames (Ontario, Quebec)


Fischer, Frederic [Hudson’s Bay Company]

Fischer, Frederick [Red River Ancestry]

Fisher, Alexander [Hudson’s Bay Company]

Fisher, Alexander | [Hudson’s Bay Company]

Fisher, Alexandre Jr. [Gabriel Dumont Institute]

Fisher, Baptiste [Hudson’s Bay Company]
Fisher, Georges [Gabriel Dumont Institute]
Fisher, Henri [Gabriel Dumont Institute]
Fisher, Henry [Gabriel Dumont Institute]

Fisher, Henry Jr. [Hudson’s Bay Company]

Fisher, Henry Sr. [Hudson’s Bay Company]

North-West Resistance [The Canadian Encyclopedia]

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

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