An American Family History

François Audet dit Lapointe


Audet is also spelled as Adatte, Adote, Adotte, Aude, Audette, Hodet, Odette, Ouelette, and Owdet


Lapointe has also been spelled as Lapoint, La Pointe, and La Point

The name Lapointe is a dit name. It could have been a nickname for a soldier (the point of a lance) or for a family who lived on a point of land.
A dit name is an alias given to a family name.

François Audet dit Lapointe was born on April 10, 1684 and baptized two days later, on l'Île-d'Orléans. His parents were Nicolas Audet dit Lapointe and Madeleine Després. Madeleine was a fille du roi.

He married Marguerite Bernard on June 3, 1709 at Saint-Laurent. Their marriage contract was notarized by the royal notary, Louis Chambalon, on May 24, 1709.

Marie was the daughter of Andre Bernard and Marie Giton. She was born on February 11, 1681.

François and Margurerite's children included:

Francois Audet dit Lapointe(1710, married Marie-Madeleine Baillargeon and Marie-Anne Gosselin),
Antoine Audet dit Lapointe(1711-),
Jean-Francois Audet dit Lapointe (1713-1781, married Genevieve Leclerc),
Marguerite Audet dit Lapointe (1715-1797, married Jean-Baptiste Godin),
Madeleine Audet dit Lapointe (1717, married Marc Dufresne),
Catherine Audet dit Lapointe (1719-1730),
Louis Audet dit Lapointe (1723, married Marie-Marguerite Dumas),
Laurent Audet dit Lapointe (1720-1730), and
Pierre Audet dit Lapointe (1725, married Francoise Mailly).

Francois died on December 5, 1749.

Nicolas Audet was granted land on the southeast side of l'Île-d'Orléans At that time, it was in the parish of Sainte-Famille. In 1679, the parish of Ste-Famille was divided and their farm became part of the village of Saint-Jean.


The King's Daughters (filles du roi) were young women who immigrated to Canada between 1663 and 1673 and were sponsored by Louis XIV. The French goverment planned to increase Canada's population by promoting marriages and the birth of children.




from Our French-Canadian Ancestors by Thomas J. Laforest

François was born on April 10, 1684 and baptized two days later, at Saint-Jean. He married Marguerite Bernard, daughter of Andre and Marie Giton, on June 3, 1709 at Saint-Laurent. The contract was notarized by Chambalon, on May 24. By 1730, Francois and Marguerite had nine children, six boys and three girls, all baptized at Saint-Laurent.

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