An American Family History

Innocent 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.

Innocent Audet dit Lapointe was baptized on April 16, 1689 on l'Île-d'Orléans. His parents were Nicolas Audet dit Lapointe and Madeleine Després. Madeleine was a fille du roi.

He married Geneviève Lemelin on November 12, 1710, on l'Île-d'Orléans at Saint-Laurent. Their marriage contract was notarized by the royal notary, Louis Chambalon, on October 15. Geneviève was the daughter of Louis Lemelin and Marie-Anne Delomay.

Innocent and Geneviève's children probably included:

Gabriel Audet (1713),
Jean Baptiste Audet (1714),
Genevieve Audet (1715),
Jean Francois Audet (1717),
Perpetue Audet (1719),
Marie Madeleine Audet, (1724),
Marie Genevieve Audet (1727),
Marie Josephe Audet (1728), and
Laurent Audet (1730).

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

11) Innocent was baptized on April 16, 1689 at Saint-Jean. He married Geneviève Lemelin, daughter of Louis and Marie-Anne Delomay on November 12, 1710, at Saint-Laurent. The contract had been notarized by Chambalon on October 15. Innocent and Geneviève had thirteen children, seven boys and six girls, all baptized at Saint-Jean.

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