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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!


  • Surname lists: Surname Anchor Posts, List of Metis Surnames of Ontario
  • 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]


Main Index: Canadian Census Extracts by Region & by Nation

Index: Canadian Marriage Extracts in Alphabetical Order

Index: First Nations and Metis Surname Lists

April 19, 2022 - Posted by | . | , , , ,

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