An American Family History

Pierre 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.

Pierre Audet was born on June 22, 1674 and baptized in July, 1674 on l'Île-d'Orléans in a part of the parish of Sainte-Famille that became Saint-Jean a few years later. His parents were Nicolas Audet dit Lapointe and Madeleine Després. Madeleine was a fille du roi.

He married Marie Dumas on February 3, 1698 on l'Île-d'Orléans at Saint-Jean.

Marie was the daughter of François Dumas and Marguerite de Foy. She was born on October 28, 1680.

Pierre and Marie's children included:

Marie-Madeleine Audet dit Lapointe (1702, married Pierre Therrien),
Pierre Audet dit Lapointe (1703/04, died young),
Joseph Audet dit Lapointe (1704),
Marie-Angélique Audet Lapointe (1706), and
Guillaume Audet dit Lapointe (1710),

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

3) Pierre was baptized on July 1674 at Sainte-Famille, Île d'Orléans and married Marie Dumas on February 3, 1698, at Saint-Jean. Marie was the daughter of François and Marguerite Foy. Pierre and Marie had eight children, four boys and four girls, all baptized at Saint-Jean


Francis-Xavier de Montmorency-Laval (1623-1708) was the first Roman Catholic bishop of Quebec. On April 3, 2014, Pope Francis made Laval a saint.

François Dumas was born about 1641 in Nanteuil en Vallée, Angoulême, Angoumois, France.

In the 1666 census of Québec, François was a 24 year old mason working for Claude Charron.

He married Marguerite Foy (Defoy, Foye) on July 5, 1667. The contract was written on July 5 1667, and signed by the notary Rageot.

Marguerite was the daughter of Pierre Defoy and Catherine Blanchard.She was born about 1638 in L'Hermenault, Poitou, France. She was a fille du roi.

On February 26, 1669, Laval, granted François three arpents on the southern side of Île d'Orléans.

François and Marguerite's children included:
Francois Dumas (1669),
Charles Dumas (1671),
Marc-Antoine Dumas (1672),
Jeanne Dumas (1673, married Louis Marceau),
Gabriel Dumas (1674),
Catherine Dumas (1677, married Louis Cochon-dit-Laverdiere), and
Marie Dumas (1680).

Francois died on February 24, 1714 in St. Laurent de l'Île d'Orléans,

Marguerite Foy died on January 12, 1718 and was buried two days later at Saint-Jean.

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