Thank you so much for taking such an interest in my questions. I do not live in the area and it has been difficult to learn about some subjects since textbooks in the USA do not have that much about the Indian tribes I asked about. I do know that I have found a Matthew Lepine, Tribal Chief of the CREE Indians in Alberta, CAN, they were originally from Ontario (I mentioned him in previous emails to other people). I have written to him to find out what he can tell me about how the Lepine name came into the tribe.That should be interesting to all of us.
I am a fountain of questions and I have another one for you. Numerous times when I have contacted Lepines in the past I have been told that there were two distinct Lepine Families. Do you know anything about this? I know I have a document about a Berard dit Lepine and I have seen the Chevaudier dit Lepine name before but since I have not been able to trace my family out of the USA, I do not know if I am related to either of those families yet.
Thank you so much for all your help and I hope you have a wonderful day!