It has been my understanding that the surname LaPointe was adopted at Ile d'Orlean down the St. Lawrence River from Quebec City, when Nicolas Audet was in a shipwreck. That the surname LaPointe is purely Canadian.
the info I have on Nicolas Audet dit Lapointe is: he was the son of Innocent Audet and Reine VIncente from St. Pierre de maille, Poitou and he died Dec 10, 1700. He married at St. Jean, Ile d'Orleans on Sep. 15, 1670 to Madeleine Despres (daughter to Francois Despres and Madeleine LeGrand) from St. Saveur de paris, France. She died Dec 19, 1712.
Their children: Francois born Apr 12, 1684 married June 3, 1710 to Marguerite Bernard; Innocent born Apr. 16, 1689 married Nov. 12, 1710 to Genevieve Lemelin; Joachim born Oct. 27, 1680 married Nov. 23, 1716 to Louise Roberte; Joseph married Nov. 5, 1703 to Jeanne Pouliot; Marguerite born Dec. 11, 1686 married Aug 26, 1722 to Louis Emery; Nicolas born Sep. 21, 1672 married to Louise Chabot; Pierre born June 22, 1674 married Feb. 3, 1698 to Marie Dumas (dtr to Francois Dumas and Marguerite Foy - my line - Betty); Jean Baptiste born Dec. 1, 1675 married Apr. 16, 1708 to Maraie Louise Godbout; Genevieve born 1694 married (1st) Gentien Morisset, married (2nd) Nov. 22, 1729 to Charles Laizeau
I have up-to-date info on descending lines down to and including my family.
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