French and Native North American Marriages, 1600-1800


After finding his four Huron lines who came from Ontario, Canada, and who took refuge in Quebec with the help of the Jesuit priests around 1640, genealogist Paul J. Bunnell, renowned for his books on Loyalist ancestors, felt compelled to make this primary and secondary source information available to help others find their Native American connections. Persecuted by the Iroquois for trading with the French, the Huron, who had numbered around 20,000 were reduced to 2,000 by the year 1640, nearly wiping them out. Many of these Native Americans (First Nation) along with other tribes and clans of the Iroquois Nation, including all the Acadian coastal tribes, married into French families who settled areas of Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island (St. Jean), Newfoundland, Maine, and other upper colony states, including some territories farther west. This book covers mostly the Eastern Canada and Upper New England areas, but does pick up some Miami/Detroit and a few other tribes west of the above-mentioned areas. Although this is not a perfect and complete collection, there are many families listed here that have thousands of descendants today. This book is in an easy-to-use alphabetical format with all the main surnames shown in bold print.

Paul J. Bunnell, FACG, UE

(2004), 2007, 5½x8½, paper, 186 pp.

ISBN: 9780788425950