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Boyer | Metis, Chippewa, Ojibway, Saulteaux Mixed-heritage: Chippewa, Cree | 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!


  • Regions:  
    • Manitoba, Ontario, Saskatchewan, Quebec
  • Ethnicity:  
    • Metis, Chippewa, Ojibway, Saulteaux Mixed-heritage: Chippewa, Cree
  • Associated surnames:  
    • Adam, Allard, Allary, Anderson / Henderson, Arbour, Azure, Bailey / Boyer, Belanger, Belhumeur, Bell, Belleau, Bercier, Berger, Boissonneau, Bone, Bonneau / Paul, Boudreau, Bourassa, Bousquet, Breland, Bruce, Brunelle, Bruneau, Bruyere, Campbell, Chaput, Clarke, Corbiere, Damon (Damien ?), Delaronde, Deschamps, Dollar, Ducharme, Dumont, Dumouchel, Fidler, Fisher, Flamand, Fournier, Gaudry, Gendron, Gervais, Gignac, Girard / Gerard, Giroux, Goulet, Goff / Guff, Grant, Houle, Huntley,  Huot, Jacobs  / Kaneratitakhe, Jako, Joly, Lafleur, Lapierre, Larocque, Lavoie, Lecamp, Leclerc, Lemire, Lucier / Lussier, Martin, Mainville, Marchildon, McGillis, McMullen, Morrissette, Myers, Patenaude, Paul, Pelletier, Perrault, Quesnelle, Racette, Roussin / Thomas, Savard, Swan, Tanner, Turner / Pee-chee-too, Tessier, Trottier, Vandal, Versailles, Vivier, Welsh.
  • Misc.: – 
    • 1. French Canadians Louis Boyer and Lisette L’Ecuyer were amongst the earliest Red River colonists. 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.   Many Metis Boyers were involved in the Resistance, including: Alexander Boyer (m. Marguerite Ferguson), Clemence Boyer (m. Jean Baptiste Gervais), Felicite Boyer (m. Gilbert Breland / Berland), Francois Cote Boyer (m. Marie Allery), Gregoire Boyer, Helene Boyer (m. Charles Racette), Isidore Boyer (m. Marguerite Allery / Henry)Jean Baptiste Boyer (m. Marie Boudreau), Magloire Boyer (m. Marguerite Bremner), Napoleon Boyer (m. Nancy Sophie Anderson)Virginie Boyer (m. William Vandal) and William Boyer, Captain (m. Julienne Bousquet).  [Source: Veterans and Families of the 1885  Northwest Resistance, Lawrence Barkwell, Louis Riel Institute]. See External Links  below for more information. 
    • 2. Scroll down to External Links for biographical notes about Isidore Boyer (a hero of the the Northwest Resistance).





Marquette | Birtle Agency (1921)

Marquette | Waywayseecappos Reserve (1911)

Selkirk | St. Francois-Xavier N-2  (1901)

Selkirk | St. Laurent (1901)


Algoma | Garden River (1881)

Algoma | Garden River I.R. (K) (1901)

Algoma | Garden River Reserves (1911)

Algoma  |  Mississagua River (1881)

Algoma  |  Spanish River (1881)

Algoma Unorg. Terr. B (3)-2 | (1901)

Algoma East | Manitowaning I.R. (1911)

Algoma East | Thessalon I.R. inc. Spanish (1911)

Nipissing  | May, Salter & Township 116 (19901)

Thunder Bay & Rainy River | Wabigoon inc. Lac Seul, Shoal Lake …  (1911)


Prince Albert  |  Townships 44 (1911)

The Territories | Batoche  (1901)

The Territories | Battleford North (1901)

The Territories | Duck Lake (1901)

The Territories | Prince Albert West (1901)




A  …   [CDN Marriage Extracts]

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

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

B …  [CDN Marriage Extracts [ON]

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

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

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

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

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

COON [CDN Marriage Extracts] [ON]

D  …. [CDN Marriage Extracts] [Western Canada Metis Scrip]

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

DOKIS [CDN Marriage Extracts] 

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

G  …  [CDN Marriage Extracts] [MB-Western Canada Metis Scrip] 

GIRO [CDN Marriage Extracts] [ON-Western Canada Metis Scrip]

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

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

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

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

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

Q … [CDN Marriage Extracts]

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

SAUN [CDN Marriage Extracts] [ON]

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

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

W  …  [CDN Marriage Extracts]


They Passed Through Kahnawake: A. Gelineau & M. L. Boyer

Indians on Warpath (1935) (historical stereotyping)

French Canadian Pioneers: The Boyers of Quebec




Boyer, Isidore [Gabriel Dumont Institute]

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

North-West Resistance [The Canadian Encyclopedia]



January 30, 2022 - Posted by | . | , , ,

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