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Carriere | Metis, Cree, Mi’kmaq, Mixed-heritage: Chippewa, Cree, French | 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: Metis, Surname Anchor Posts.  
  • Regions:  Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, Saskatchewan, Western Canada
  • Ethnicity: Metis, Cree, Mi’kmaq, Mixed-heritage: Chippewa, Cree, French
  • Associated surnames: Allart, Beaugrand / Champagne, Charette, Beauchemin / Millet, Boudreau, Bourque / Burke, Calf Child, Chaboyer, Courteoreille, Dauphinais, Delaronde, Denning, Deon / Dion, Desjardins, Dorion, Ducharme, Dumont, Dusome, Fausseneuve, Genthon / Genton, Gladu, Goulet, Grouette, Hamel, Harelle, Harrison, Hogue, Hupe / Huppe, Jerome, Klyne, Lagemodiere, Landry, Laplante, Laronde, L’Assiniboine, Longlade, Lyon, Marchand, Marion, McMullin, McIver, Mi’kmaq, Mi’kmac, Morin, Nault, Normand, Parenteau, Parisien, Perrault / Morin, Rabbit Carrier, Rivard, Rocheblanc, Rocheleau / Rochelot, Sansregret, Sauve, Trudeau, Vermette.
  • Misc.:  1. The surname Carrier is included in this post. Carrier is an English surname but is also seen as an anglicized variation of the French surname Carriere 2. The 1885 North-West Resistance by the Metis and the Cree, Kainai, Piikani, Saulteaux and Siksika peoples took place against a backdrop of starvation, broken treaties and encroachment by new settlers in Saskatchewan and Alberta. The resistance fighters eventually lost and Canada’s federal government asserted its control over the area. Here is a list of Carriere Metis who were involved in the Resistance: Charles Toussaint Carriere (m. Cecile Beauchemin), Damase Carriere (m. Marie-Pelagie Parenteau), Eulalie Carriere (m. Joseph Sauve), Genevieve Carriere (m. Louis Sansregret), Marie-Anne Carriere (m. Jean Baptiste Rocheleau), Moise Carriere (m. Elizabeth Dumont), Napoleon Carriere (m. Rosalie Rocheleau), and Patrice Carriere. [Source: Veterans and Families of the 1885  Northwest Resistance, Lawrence Barkwell, Louis Riel Institute]. See External Links  below for more information.  3. See External Links below for links to three Metis Carriere biographies.

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