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Gordon | Metis, BC First Nations, Iroquois, | 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.  



  • Regions:  
    • Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, Saskatchewan
  • Ethnicity:  
    • Metis, BC First Nations, Cree, Iroquois, Ojibway, Saulteaux
  • Associated surnames:  
    • Bailey / Belley / Boyer, James, Bonnveille / Bunville / Bonville, Bossineau, Desmarais, Dokis, Hamunsalagilokwa, Lacourse, Langlade / Longlade, McDonald, Parenteau, Patenante (Patenaude ?), Sayers, Solomon, Stonip, Varty.
  • Misc.: – 
    • 1. George Gordon and his wife Agnes Landry are recognized as a Root Ancestor couple by the Metis Nation of Ontario. Their offspring who left descendants include: Betsy Gordon (m. James Bailey / Boyer and Joseph Lacourse) and Elizabeth Gordon (m. James Solomon).
    • 2. (excerpt 1) William D. Gordon “was the eldest son of George Gordon. He was born at Drummond Island in 1820. He was lost in the woods near Penetanguishene in 1832, and was supposed to have been devoured by wolves. The skeleton of the boy was found fifteen years later near the site of Midland. The skull was identified by a peculiarly shaped tooth, and was preserved till his father death, five years later, when it was buried in his coffin.” (excerpt 2) “A Scotch trader named Gordon from Drummond Island made, in 1825, the first permanent settlement at Penetanguishene, on the east side of the harbor, just beyond Barracks Point, and called it the “Place of Penetangoushene. It subsequently became known as Gordon’s Point.” [Source: Drummond Island Voyageurs, Ontario Historical Society]
    • 3. Scroll down to External Links for further information and images of First Nations or Metis Gordons and Gordons who were employed by the Hudson’s Bay Company.



Edmonton West | Indian Reserve (1921)

Terr. | Muskowpehung & File Hills (1901)

Terr. | Edmonton Agency (1901)


Comox-Atlina | Atlin (49) (1911)

Nanaimo South | Vancouver Island (1901)

Nanaimo South | Vancouver Island G-1 (1901)

Gordons in Fraser Valley | Dewdney (10) (1921)

Gordons in Skeena | Indian Reserves (Port Simpson, Kitsela) (28) (1921)


Selkirk | St. Andrews L-5 | (1901)

Gordons in Portage-La-Prairie | Portage La Prairie (City) I.R. (1921)


Algoma West | Garden River Reserve  (1921)

Algoma East | Shedden (Township) (Spanish Stat., Spanish Riv., Ind. School) (32)

Fort William and Rainy River | Indian Reserves (1921)

Lake Superior | XX-7 Ojibway (1901)


Laprairie-Napierville | Caughnawaga I.R.  (1921)

Laprairie-Napierville | Sault St. Louis  (1911)


Humboldt | Indian Reserve  (1911)

Terr. | Touchwood Agency | AG-6 | (1901)

Gordons in Qu-appelle-Saskatchewan | Indian Reserve (43) (1921)

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


B …  [CDN Marriage Extracts] [ON]

BLAN   [CDN Marriage Extracts] [ON]

C …  [CDN Marriage Extracts] [ON]

GIRO [CDN Marriage Extracts] [BC-ON-SK-Western Canada]

L  …   [CDN Marriage Extracts] [ON]

P  …   [CDN Marriage Extracts] [ON]

SNOW [CDN Marriage Extracts] [AB]

Caughnawaga Farmer Held For Firing Pistol (1938) | Brasseur, …. Gordon

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



Gordon, Olive (daughter of Assiniboine Chief) [Saskatchewan Archives]

Gordon, Charles Munro [Red River Ancestors]

Gordon, Peter [Red River Ancestors]

Gordon, William [Red River Ancestors]

Gordon, Alexander [Hudson’s Bay Company] 

Gordon, Charles Hugh Munro [Hudson’s Bay Company]

Gordon, George [Hudson’s Bay Company]

Gordon, Walter [Hudson’s Bay Company]

March 26, 2022 - Posted by | . | , , ,

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