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Bellehumeur (& Monet dit Belhumeur) | Metis, Cree mixed-heritage | 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, Saskatchewan and Montana (USA)
  • Ethnicity:
    • Metis, Mixed-heritage: Cree
  • Associated surnames: 
    • Belhumeur (Upd. 2023), Boyer, Breland, Chartrand, Cochrane, Desjarlais, Dorion, Ducharme, Fagnant, Fiddler, Flamand / Flammand, Fleury, Forgey, Goneville / Gonneville, Goubille (?), Grant, Hayden, Hogg, Houle, Huppe, Juneau, Lacouette, Lagemoniere, Lariviere, Laurin, Lesperance, Lucier / Lussier, Malaterre, Marchildon, MoreauMaron, , Morrisseau, Rainville / Ranville, Riel, Spence, Swain, Tanner, Turner (?), Robert, Robillard,
  • Misc.: – 
    • 1. (excerpt 1) Jean Baptiste Monet dit Belhumeur was a Quebecer who married Marguerite Malaterre, daughter of a Cree Woman from Fort Ellice in what is now Manitoba. “Jean Bellhumeur and his family moved to Montana to earn a living hunting buffalo. One of the men who accompanied him on hunting parties was a handsome young man named David Louis Riel, who caught the eye of the twenty-year-old Marguerite (1881).” Marguerite was said to be “soft-spoken, dark skinned, tall and quite good looking. But his attraction to her lay in her strength of character.” [Source: Monet / Bellehumeur, Marguerite, Heroines of the 1885 Resistance, Louis Riel Institut].
    • 2. (excerpt 2) The wife of famous Metis leader Louis Riel was Marguerite Monet dit Bellehumeur (daughter of Jean Baptiste Monet dit Belhumeur and Marie Malaterre) and she was present with her husband at the Battle of 1885 where her husband surrendered. “Cold and hungry, Marguerite and her children hid in caves near Batoche while awaiting word from Louis. Instead Louis’ brother Joseph appeared and took Marguerite and her children to live with Riel’s mother in St. Boniface, Manitoba. Weakened by the events of Batoche and her husband’s imprisonment, the premature birth and death of her third child added to her grief. Marguerite’s suffering continued with Louis’ execution for his involvement in the Resistance of 1885. After his execution she stayed with his family in St. Vital. ” [Source: Monet / Bellehumeur, Margureite, Heroines of the 1885 Resistance, Louis Riel Institut]. Scroll down to External Links for futher information.
    • 3. (excerpt 3)Jean Belhumeur dit Monet later married Marie Tanner (daughter of Thomas DeCorby Tanner and Marie Neshotokoway Neukatek Ledoux) and they raised eleven children who were in Maple Creek, Wood Mountain and Fort Ellice. [Source: Jean Belhumeur dit Monet, Louis Riel Institute]




Macdonald | Oak Point (1911)  

Selkirk | St. Laurent (1901) 

Belhumeur & var. in Marquette (Ellice) & Selkirk (St. Laurent) (1901)


As is clear, I haven’t yet searched methodically through the records for Metis or indigenous people.



BAST [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [MB-ON-SK-Western Canada Metis Scrip] 

BLAN   [CDN Marriage Extracts] [ON]

BRAS [CDN Marriage Extracts] [Western Canada Metis Scrip]

CARI [CDN Marriage Extracts] [ON-Western Canada Metis Scrip]

CLOU  [CDN Marriage Extracts] [Western Canada Metis Scrip]

DOKIS [CDN Marriage Extracts] [MB-Western Canada Metis Scrip]

F  …. [CDN Marriage Extracts] [MB-Montanta- Western Canada Metis Scrip]

H  …   [CDN Marriage Extracts] [MB]

HERY [CDN Marriage Extracts] [Western Canada Metis Scrip]

L  …   [CDN Marriage Extracts] [Western Canada Metis Scrip]

MOBE [CDN Marriage Extracts [ON-Western Canada Metis Scrip]

R  … [CDN Marriage Extracts] [Montana-Western Canada Metis Scrip]

SAUN [CDN Marriage Extracts [Western Canada Metis Scrip]

SNOW [CDN Marriage Extracts] [Western Canada Metis Scrip] 


French Canadian Pioneers: The Belhumeurs of Quebec

French Canadian Pioneers: The Monets of Quebec



Jean Belhumeur dit Monet [Louis Riel Institute]

Monet / Bellehumeur, Margureite, Heroines of the 1885 Resistance [Louis Riel Institut]]

Flags of the Metis, illus. Charles Belhumeur [Gabriel Dumont Institute]

Monet dit Belhumeur, Gregoire [Louis Riel Institute]



April 25, 2022 - Posted by | . | , , , , ,

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