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Abenaki surnames

Joan Carlson (View posts)
Posted: 15 Sep 2004 12:36PM GMT
Classification: Query
I have a really dumb question: Looking at several postings, I see a lot of French surnames. Was there really that much intermarriage between the French and Abenakis? My gggg-grandmother was suposedly a Native American from northern Vermont (see my posting of August 25, 2004). We are not fortunate enough to have a surname for her.

Re: Abenaki surnames

Posted: 16 Sep 2004 2:50AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 31 Aug 2006 6:01PM GMT
Hi Joan,
I have a partial list of Family names which appear in Swanton, Franklin County, VT, by John Moody, former historian and Abenaki genealogist, to be Abenaki Indian, either directly as Missisquoi-Odenak Abenaki or "French, English Irish, Dutch and other European names associated with Vermont Abenakis and now considered Abenaki by intermarriage."

Happy searching,
Jan

Re: Abenaki surnames

Posted: 8 Nov 2004 11:55PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 30 Jan 2005 1:32AM GMT
I would love to get a copy somehow of the partial listing you have from John Moody. I am registered with the COWASUCK Band of the Pennacook/ Abenaki People. That's on on dad's side of the family. My mom's side is the Missisquoi Abenaki. I haven't been able to trace my mom's line yet. Any help would be greatly apprec!
Thanks,
Deb

Re: Abenaki surnames

Christine (View posts)
Posted: 6 Jan 2005 4:31AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 3 May 2005 9:22PM GMT
Surnames: .
Hi Jan,
Would you be kind enough to share the partial listing of Family names in Swanton, Franklin County, VT...they are French Candian and Native American heritage and from that area and we (about 8 of us) keep hitting brick walls...maybe your family name list has some clues that would be helpful. (Even if I see they connect with marriages from my second generation of people)

Appreciate any help,
Christine

Re: Abenaki surnames

Posted: 6 Jan 2005 11:39PM GMT
Classification: Lookup
Edited: 31 Aug 2006 6:01PM GMT
Surnames: Bellvue, Belrose, Bohannon, Bourgeois, Brow, Bushey, Cameron, Champagne, Coone, Cota, Coulombe, Cousie, Dandurant, Duval, Freemore, Gardner, Greeno, Guyette, Hakey, Hanks, Hance, Hoague, Jean-Marie, Lacombe, Ladoux, Lafar, Tiriac, Lafrance, Lafleur
Hi Christine,
Bellvue, Belrose, Bohannon, Bourgeois, Brow, Bushey.
Cameron, Champagne, Coone, Cota, Coulombe, Cousie.
Dandurant, Duval.
Freemore.
Gardner, Greeno, Guyette.
Hakey, Hanks [Hance], Hoague.
Jean-Marie.
Lacombe, Ladoux, Lafar [Tiriac], Lafrance, Lafleur, Laforet, Lampman, Langevin, Langlois, Lanoue, Lapan, Laplant [Plante], Laroque, Larose, Laurent [St. Lawrence], Lavigne.
Maurice [Morits], Medor, Mercier [Messier], Mitchell, Mocquien [Micha].
Ouimette.
Parizo, Partlow, Patnode, Proulx [Prue].
Quebec.
Ramo [Raymond], Richard, Riel, Ryia [Rea].
Sawyer, Savage, St. Denis, St. Francis, St. John, St. Peter [Sopiel].
Tiriac.
Vanslette.
Wells [Dipuis].
Young.

The family names above which appeared in Swanton, Franklin County, Vermont, are claimed by John Moody, a historian and Abenaki genealogist, to be Abenaki Indian, either directly as Missisquoi-Odenak Abenaki or "French, English Irish, Dutch and other European names associated with Vermont Abenakis and now considered Abenaki by intermarriage."

I've been told that John Moody is no longer doing genealogy.

Hope this helps,
Jan

Re: Abenaki surnames

Christine (View posts)
Posted: 7 Jan 2005 2:10AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 3 May 2005 9:25PM GMT
Surnames: .
Thank you very much, actually it was an interesting help!

My great grandfather's middle name was Medor.

Might be another clue.

Warm Wishes,
Christine

Re: Abenaki surnames

Nuna (View posts)
Posted: 7 Jan 2005 3:55PM GMT
Classification: Query
thank you for these names. I have many of these names in my family. do youknow any sites that would help in identifiying these people? One of the best sites I have found for Eastern Metis is the www.metisduquebec.ca/blaise.htm
they have many of these same names.

Re: Abenaki surnames

Posted: 7 Jan 2005 5:15PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 16 May 2006 6:11PM GMT
Thank you for the Metis site, I will have a look at it today.

Any good Franco American Site will have plenty to share about the Metis, especially the ones from Vermont, Mass., and Conn..

Have you tried the Ne Do Ba Site?

Keep in touch, I will have to look up my favorites and put them down in a mail to you and others as well, please remind me.

Nan

Re: Abenaki surnames

Posted: 23 Aug 2005 2:05AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 29 Sep 2005 5:57AM GMT
Surnames: Power, Proulx, Curtis
Hi Jan
I just saw your list of abenaki surnames. I am like many others researching my indian ancestry. The name on the list that most interests me is Proulx. Is there a way to find out the full names of the Proulx family. My grgrgrgrandmother, Mary Ann Power Proulx was married to a Freeman Curtis and supposedly lived in the Brandon,Vt area. They had a daughter, Philomene Curtis, who was born abt. 1846 or 1851 in Brandon,Vt. For some strange reason, I can not find any records for Mary Proulx, her husband Freeman or a record of birth for their daughter, Philomene Curtis. I was able to find a marriage record for Philomene to a Peter Tatro (Pierre Tetreau). This record shows the parents names as I have listed above, and place of birth for Philomene is Brandon,Vt. I would like to be able to find out more about Mary and Freeman. I don't know where else to look. I already requested a vital record search and contacted the Brandon City Clerk's office, but they could not find any record of this family. Would there have been another place that indian births and marriages would have been recorded? Do the abenaki keep old records somewhere?Any advise you can give will be greatly appreciated. Thank you. Sandy

Re: Abenaki surnames

Ellen (View posts)
Posted: 23 Aug 2005 7:22PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Proulx
Hi Sandy,
RE: Proulx
I just happened on a website call "Random Acts of Geneology Kindness" in Canada (http://www.raogk.org/alberta.htm) There is a researcher named Phylis Proulx who has Metis information. You might try contacting her.
Ellen
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