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Payette, Pyette | Cree, Metis, Ojibway, Mixed-heritage: Montagnais | 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, Quebec, Saskatchewan, Western Canada
  • Ethnicity:  
    • Cree, Metis, Ojibway, Mixed-heritage: Montagnais
  • Associated surnames:  
    • DeValley, Duxbury, Eadle, Fisher, Fongers, Foote, Grouette, Hambleton, Hamelin, Horn, Lafleur, Langlois / Lachapelle, Luscomb, Mitchell, Nadjikinikwe, Newman, Penny, Picard, Roy, Sloan, Smeltzer, Stobie, Stringer, Turnbull, Vandal, Wagg, Wagosh.
  • Misc.: – 
    • 1. In Ontario, descendants of the couple Louis Payette and Catherine DeValley are recognized by the Metis Nation of Ontario through their descendants David Pyette and Mary Foote.  
    • 2. Ignace and Louis Payette were signatories to the Penetanguishene Metis Petition of 1840, a historic moment in which the Metis declared themselves to be a distinct group of people and claimed rights based on that as well as the fact that they had proven their loyalty as part of the Militia [Source: Louis Riel Institute, Lawrence Barkwell].   




MacDonald | Carman  (1901)

Provencher | St. Boniface (N-2)  (1901)

Provencher | St. Vital & St. Boniface Parish (47) (1911)


Algoma | Robinson Q (3) 3  (1901)

Algoma | Thessalon town D(1)-1  (1901)

Algoma East, I.R. (Whitefish Lake, Sucker Greek, Sheguandah, Pt. Grondine, Manitoulin Island)  (1921)


Terr | Green Lake (1901)


Note: There are numerous other Ontario Metis census records from 1851 – 1921 for Pyettes and Payettes, however I’m unable to link to at the moment due to technical difficulties at the source.




E  …  [CDN Marriage Extracts] [ON]

F  …. [CDN Marriage Extracts] [ON-OHIO]

GIRO [CDN Marriage Extracts] [MB]

LAHO [CDN Marriage Extracts] [QC]

MICE [CDN Marriage Extracts] [ON]

P  …   [CDN Marriage Extracts] [ON-QC]

ROBE [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [QC]

SNOW [CDN Marriage Extracts] [ON]




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