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Caplin | Abenaki, Mi’kmaq | Surname Anchor Posts

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: Wabanaki Confederacy, Surname Anchor Posts.  
  • Regions:  New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Quebec
  • Ethnicity:  Abenaki, Mi’kmaq
  • Associated surnames: Abenaquis, Allain, Augustine, Barlow, Barnabe, Basque, Bernard, Chrysostome, Cloud, Comeauville, Condo / Condeau, Dedam, Dominique, Duhamel, Francis, Gedeon, Goughnour, Gustile, Harquail, Jerome / Gerome, Labauve, Lamkouine, Laroque, Lavigne, Louisotte, Marchand, Martin, Metallic, Michel, Millier, Morrisson / Morrison, Nilson, Noel, Pominville, Prisk / Prisque, Sauvage, Stanislas, Thibault, Vicaire
  • Misc.:  Caplan is a common spelling of Caplin. I’ve also come across Capelin  and Capeland in New Brunswick and a Capland (m. Cloud) which is probably a Caplan.


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