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Charette, Charest | Metis, Slavi / Slavey, First Nations (poss. Maliseet / Malecite) Mixed-heritage: Cree | 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: Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, Saskatchewan
  • Ethnicity: Metis, Slavi / Slavey, First Nations Mixed-heritage: Cree
  • Associated surnames:   Barthelette, Beauchamp, Beaudry, Belanger, Bernard, Bieseki, Brabant, Bruneau, Cardinal, Carriere, Causley / Cosley, Colin / Collin, Courchaine, Daigneault, Dokis, Donovan, Daunais, Doney, Dumont, Elemond, Gariepy, Gosselin, Goulet, Groslouis, Larocque, Laverdure, Longlade / Langlade, Martel, McLeod, Morin, Nault / Naud, Parenteau, Patrice, Perreault, Peterson, Petit, Robillard, Sansregret, Savard, Swan, St. Jean, Tourond, Vermette, Wilkie, Zeiler,
  • Misc.: –  1. The Western Metis lineage of the Charettes descends from HBC Voyageur (and North West Company carpenter) Jean-Baptiste Charette (son of Joseph-Moise Charette & Marie-Catherine Legault of Montreal, Quebec). His descendants with his wife Charlotte Sansregret include: (daughter of Thomas Petit & Marguerite Daunais) Catherine Charette (m. Pierre Laverdure), Jean-Baptiste Charette (m. Angelique Petit and Josephte Monet dit Belhumeur), Joseph William Charette (m. Marie Gosselin), Marguerite Charette (m. Jean-Simon Belgarde), Marie-Anne Charette (m. Pierre Venne) 2. Parc Charette Park in St. Norbert on the Red River commemorates the homestead of pioneers Jean-Baptiste Charette and Charlotte Sansregret. 3. (excerpt) “By 1911, the Pembina Trail leading south from The Forks along the west bank of the Red River to Fort Daer was well known and well used. Former North West Company (NWC) carpenter, Jean-Baptiste Charette and his wife Charlotte Sansregret, built a “sturdy oak storey-and-a-half cabin” at Riviere Sale as a stopping house for travellers – the first commercial venture at the location”. See External Links below for source and more information. 3. Benoni Bellerose and Monique Charette are mentioned in Western Scrip records as early French Canadian settlers in Slave Lake. 4. Several Metis Charettes (or their spouses) were involved in the 1885 North-West Resistance (formerly The North-West Rebellion). They include Daniel Charette Sr. (m. Marie-Anne Belanger), Daniel Jr. Charette (m. Marie-Alexandria Parenteau), Joseph Sr. Charette (m. Rosalie Collin / Colin), Joseph Charette Jr., Marie Charette (m. William Piche), Marie-Anne Charette (m. Elie Nault). The 1885 North-West Resistance included Metis and other indigenous peoples (Cree, Kainai, Piikani, Saulteaux and Siksika) and was in response to broken treaties, starvation and encroachment on their lands by new settlers in what are now Saskatchewan and Alberta. The resistance fighters were defeated and Canada’s federal government asserted its control over the area.  [Source: Veterans and Families of the 1885  Northwest Resistance, Lawrence Barkwell, Louis Riel Institute]. See External Links  below for more information. 



Provencher  |  De Salaberry a-3 (1901) 

Provencher  |  La Broquerie e-7 (1901)

Provencher  |  Ritchot h-2  (1901) 

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

Provencher  |  Township 5  (1911) 


Victoria & Carleton  |  Perth Tobique 44  (1921)


Assiniboia East |  Dauphinais  (1901)  

Terr. | Battleford North  (1901) 


Unorg.  |  Athabaska a-2  (1901) 


BENA [CDN Marriage Extracts] [QC]

BLAN   [CDN Marriage Extracts] [Western Canada Scrip]

BRAS [CDN Marriage Extracts] [MB ]

C …  [CDN Marriage Extracts] [Western Canada Scrip]

CARI [CDN Marriage Extracts] [MB-ON-QC-SK-Western Canada Scrip]

DOKIS [CDN Marriage Extracts] [MB-ONSK]

GIRO [CDN Marriage Extracts] [Western Canada Scrip]

LAUG   [CDN Marriage Extracts] [Western Canada Scrip]

LESO [CDN Marriage Extracts] [ON]

MARB [CDN Marriage Extracts] [MB]

N … [CDN Marriage Extracts] [Western Canada Scrip ]

P  …   [CDN Marriage Extracts] [Western Canada Scrip]

PETE [CDN Marriage Extracts] [Western Canada Scrip]

SNOW [CDN Marriage Extracts] [Montana]

ST. [CDN Marriage Extracts] [MB]

THOR  [CDN Marriage Extracts] [MB]

V  …  [CDN Marriage Extracts] [MB-Western Canada Scrip]

WHEE – Z [CDN Marriage Extracts] [MB]


Main Index: Canadian Census Extracts by Region & by Nation

Index: Canadian Marriage Extracts in Alphabetical Order

Index: First Nations and Metis Surname Lists


French Canadian Pioneers: The Charests of Quebec

Some Meloches of Kahnawa:ke


Charette, Jean-Baptiste

The Charette Family of Manitoba and Saskatchewan [Gabriel Dumont Instiute]

North-West Resistance [The Canadian Encyclopedia]

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

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