An American Family History

Marie Audet dit Lapointe Crepeau


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.

Marie Audet dit Lapointe Crepeau was born on August 28, 1682 and baptized seven days later on l'Île-d'Orléans. Her parents were Nicolas Audet dit Lapointe and Madeleine Després. Madeleine was a fille du roi.

She married Maurice Crepeau on on February 6, 1702 at Saint-Jean on l'Île-d'Orléans. The contract was notarized on January 27 by the royal notary, Michel LePailleur. Maurice was the son of Maurice Crepeau and fille du roi, Marguerite Laverdure.

Marie and Maurice's children included:

Marie Crepeau (1703-1772, married Ignace Noel),
Basile Crepeau(1704-1763, married Marie-Elisabth Matteau and Marguerite Rate),
Genevieve Crepeau(1705-1788, married Gabriel Gosselin),
Francois Crepeau(1707-1726),
Jean-Baptiste Crepeau (1709-1774, married Marie-Anne Goulet),
Louis Crepeau (1711-1773, married Marie-Josephe Leclerc),
Joseph Crepeau (1712-1782, married Genevieve Turcotte),
Helene Crepeau (1714-1774, married Jean-Baptiste Ferland),
Ursule Crepeau (1716-1788 , married Joseph Chabot),
Charles Crepeau (1718-1780, married Agnes Charland),
Pierre Crepeau (1720-1784, married Marie-Josphe Dorval), and
Louise Crepeau (1722-1808, married Ignace Dorval).

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

Marie was born, on August 28, 1682 and baptized seven days later, at Saint-Jean. She married Maurice Crepeau, son of Maurice senior and of Marguerite Laverdure on February 6, 1702, at Saint-Jean. The contract had been notarized on January 27 by LePailleur. Marie and Maurice had twelve children, seven boys and five girls, all but one was baptized at Saint-Pierre. The next to the youngest was baptized at L'Ange-Gardien.

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