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Craddock | Metis, Mixed-heritage: Chippewa | 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:  Ontario
  • Ethnicity:  Metis, Mixed-heritage: Chippewa
  • Associated surnames:  Clark, Dion, Douglas, Dusang, Easton, Hayden, McIver, Moulds, Nelles, Neilley, Thibeault,
  • Misc.: –  1. Joseph Craddock was the son of an Irishman who had served in the British military and a First Nations woman of mixed-heritage. Joseph Craddock married Julie Thibeault and their lineage descends through their offspring: Charlotte Craddock (m. Unknown Lynch), David Craddock (m. Bella McIver), Fanny Craddock (m. Joseph Mason), John Craddock (m. Mary Hayden), Joseph Craddock (m. Mary Sophia Dusang). Joseph’s sister was Katrine Craddock and she and her husband William Simpson had four children (Alex, Harriet, John and Robert Simpson). 2. (Excerpt) Joseph Craddock “… was born on St. Joseph Island in 1812, the first year of the American war. He came to Penetanguishene with the soldiers and lived near the barracks. He was employed by the government on the Orillia portage in 1830-32, in the erection of houses for the Indians, and received a grant of fifty acres of land in Coldwater, on which he resided till his death. His father was an officer in the 42nd Regiment, and returned to the Old Country soon after he (Joseph) was born, and was killed in the battle of Waterloo. His aboriginal-descent was so very marked, and the Indian so predominant in his character, that he received a government annuity with the other members of the Indian bands. He was scrupulously honest and upright in his dealings, highly respected, and a pattern to the community in which he lived over sixty years. He died at Coldwater on the 13th April, 1900. He has numerous descendants.” [Source: Drummond Island Voyageurs, Ontario Historical Society]



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

Bruce North | Albemarle (1881)

Simcoe East, Medonte | Mixed-heritage (1901) Apr 2022

Simcoe North | Tay  (1881)


COON [CDN Marriage Extracts] [ON]

DELM   [CDN Marriage Extracts] [ON]

I …. [CDN Marriage Extracts] [ON]

MARB [CDN Marriage Extracts] [ON]


Main Index: Canadian Census Extracts by Region & by Nation

Index: Canadian Marriage Extracts in Alphabetical Order

Index: First Nations and Metis Surname Lists

March 24, 2022 - Posted by | . | , , ,

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