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Hall | Metis, BC First Nations, Chippewa, Cree,  Iroquois, Saulteaux, Sioux, Six Nations, Mixed-heritage: Chippewa | 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!


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April 27, 2021 Posted by | . | , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Legal Fight to Determine if Indian is “Foreign” (1927) | Surnames: Diabo


Philadelphia, Jan. 6 (AP) – A legal battle to determine whether the American Indian is a “foreigner” starts in the Federal District Court today.

An application for habeas corpus is to be filed in the case of Paul Diabo, an Iroquois, of the Caughnawaga Reservation in Canada, and not only the Iroquois, but the whole “six nations” were said to be deeply interested in the outcome. A fund to carry the case to the United States Supreme Court, if necessary, was said to have been raised by the Iroquois. Continue reading

February 1, 2019 Posted by | . | , , , , | Leave a comment

Haldimand I.R. (51) | Oneida (1911)

Index: Native Surname Census Extracts

This is part of a larger project to locate surnames carried by Natives, First Peoples and Metis in Eastern Canada. In this series of posts, I list surnames carried by Aboriginal (or part Aboriginal) individuals in the 1901 and 1911 census for the eastern provinces of Canada. Note: There are regular updates including external links (e.g. maps, encyclopedia) and added information (e.g. specific tribal affiliations). The companion series – Native/First Peoples/Metis Surnames of Eastern Canada – Marriage Records  – contains many of the same surnames as well as others.




Census Data:

Enumeration District 51: Indian Reserves, Haldimand, Ontario (1911)



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April 9, 2017 Posted by | . | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Index: Vintage Postcards of Kahnawake

 Iroquois couple, Kahnawaga (Caughnawaga, Quebec)



Iroquois Couple, Caughnawaga, Que.
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August 9, 2010 Posted by | . | , , , | 1 Comment