An American Family History

Marguerite Audet dit Lapointe Émery dit Coderre


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.

Marguerite was born, on December 10, 1686 and baptized the following dayon l'Île-d'Orléans. Her parents were Nicolas Audet dit Lapointe and Madeleine Després. Madeleine was a fille du roi.

She married Louis Émery dit Coderre on August 26, 1722 at Boucherville. Louis was son of Louis Émery dit Coderre and of Marie-Madeleine LeClerc. The contract was notarized on August 23, 1722 by the royal notary, Marien Taillandier dit La Baume.

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

10) Marguerite was born, on December 10, 1686 and baptized the following day, at Saint-Jean. She married Louis Émery dit Coderre, son of Louis senior and of Marie-Madeleine LeClerc, on August 26, 1722 at Boucherville. The contract had been notarized three days earlier by Tailhandier. By 1725, Marguerite and Louis had two children, a boy and a girl, both baptized at Saint-Sulpice.

It is noted that all were married, on the island, except Marguerite. She married Louis Émery dit Coderre at Boucherville on August 26, 1722. It is believed that she followed her brother, Joachim there, after the death of her parents when he and Louise Roberge moved there with their young family.

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