lapoint History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The Périgord region of France is the ancient homeland of this noble name.
Early Origins of the lapoint family
The surname lapoint was first found in Périgord where they held a family seat in the seigneure of Tarn in the arrondissement of Lavaur, near Gaillac from early times.
By the 13th century they had branched eastward to Franche-Comté, Bourgogne and Champagne where they held estates. They flourished on their estates for several centuries intermarrying with other distinguished families of the area.
Nicolas Lapointe, son of Innocent and Vincente (née Reine), travelled from France to Canada in the 17th century. After arriving in Quebec he married Madeleine Despres, daughter of François and Madeleine, at Sainte-Famille-de-l'île-d'Orléans on 15th September 1670. Nicolas passed away on 10th December 1700 and was buried at Saint-Jean-de-l'île-d'Orléans. 
Important Dates for the lapoint family
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lapoint Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Lapointe, Lapointes, Lapointte, Lapointtes and others.
Early Notables of the lapoint family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the lapoint family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Innocent Lapointe settled in Quebec in 1710; Louis Lapointe settled in Quebec in 1800; Laurent Lapointe settled in Quebec in 1813; Jean Lapointe settled in Quebec in 1809.
- ^ Olivier, Reginald L. Your Ancient Canadian Family Ties. Logan: The Everton Publishers, Inc., P.O. Box 368, 1972. Print