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First Nations, French Canadians & Acadians

Brass | Metis, Cree, Mi’kmaq

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:  Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Nova Scotia, Ontario
  • Ethnicity:  Metis, Cree, Mi’kmaq
  • Associated surnames:  Anderson, Beardy, Beaver, Cetanmani, Chenaille / Genaille, Chartrand, Cote, Daniel, Donald, Ducharme / Comtois, Finlayson (Feb 2023), Glode, Hope, Humphreyville / Umphreville, Indian, Linklater, McDonald, McKay, McLeod, Moar, O’Soupe, Pratt, Potaush, Roy, Sinclair, Stevenson, Sutherland, Tony.
  • Misc.: –  1. 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. Sarah Brass and her husband Joseph Ducharme were involved in the Resistance.  [Source: Veterans and Families of the 1885  Northwest Resistance, Lawrence Barkwell, Louis Riel Institute]. See External Links  below for more information.  2. You can scroll down to External Links for further information about several Brass men who served with the Hudson’s Bay fur trading company.




Dauphin | Manitowapak  (1911)

Manitoba Ext. | NWT. Ext. (1881)

Marquette | Unorg. S-6 | (1901)

Selkirk | St. Andrews L-3  (1901)

Selkirk | St. Andrews L-7  (1901)

Brass family in Winnipeg  | Ward No. 4 (1901)


Mackenzie | Pelly I.R.  (1911)

Terr.  | Assiniboia East | East Pelly Agency  (1901)

Terr. | Nut Lake (1901)



ANAH   [CDN Marriage Extracts] 

BAST [CDN Marriage Extracts] 

BRAS [CDN Marriage Extracts] 

CARI [CDN Marriage Extracts] 

DOKIS [CDN Marriage Extracts] 

F  … [CDN Marriage Extracts]

GIRO [CDN Marriage Extracts]

HERY [CDN Marriage Extracts]

LESO [CDN Marriage Extracts] 

MARB [CDN Marriage Extracts] 

MCCU [CDN Marriage Extracts] 

MICE [CDN Marriage Extracts] 

PIGE [CDN Marriage Extracts] 

SIMO [CDN Marriage Extracts] 

SNOW [CDN Marriage Extracts] 



Main Index: Canadian Census Extracts by Region & by Nation

Index: Canadian Marriage Extracts in Alphabetical Order

Index: First Nations and Metis Surname Lists



Six Nations Modern Surnames: Akwesasne, Kahnawake, Kanehsatake, Ohsweken, Tyendinaga, Wahta

External Links

Brass, James Interpreter [Hudson’s Bay Company Archives]

Brass, John, Steersman [Hudson’s Bay Company Archives]

Brass, Peter, Runner+ [Hudson’s Bay Company Archives]

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

North-West Resistance [The Canadian Encyclopedia]

February 2, 2022 - Posted by | .

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