Fur Traders of North America

Some were businessmen. Some were renegades. Some were young and innocent when they began, and had no idea what they were getting themselves into. Some were ruthless. Some were born into the role. Others fled into it. Still others chose it.

But they were all after one thing - - - - - furs.

Little did they know that their chance of fortune was slim in the forests and rivers of the new world.

Welcome to my site on the fur trade. My goal is to list as many fur traders in North America as possible. I hope you will find it informative and maybe you'll even find a fur trader in your family history.

This list is not complete, so check back regularly for updates! And if you have information to share, please send it to me. I'll post it as soon as I can. (Please see the Info section for submission guidelines.)

I have discovered a very good site with thousands of fur trade contracts. Your ancestor might be there!

Go to:

On that site,
Recherche rapide = Fast search
Recherche par mot-cle = Search using key words
Noms = Names
Metier = Occupation
Paroisse = Parish
Date de l'acte notarie = Date of notarial act

Lancer = Go

Last updated: July 13, 2011 (added to R name section)

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