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Where did the French lapointe family come from? What is the French lapointe family crest and coat of arms? When did the lapointe family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the lapointe family history?

The Périgord region of France is the ancient homeland of this noble name.

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Lapointe, Lapointes, Lapointte, Lapointtes and others.

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.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our lapointe research. Another 95 words(7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early lapointe History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early lapointe Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

lapointe Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • Pierre LaPointe, who landed in Louisiana in 1805-1809

lapointe Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century


  • Jean Lapointe, aged 46, landed in Canada in 1643
  • Pierre Lapointe, who arrived in Montreal in 1653

lapointe Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century


  • Innocent Lapointe settled in Quebec in 1710
  • Roger Lapointe settled in Quebec in 1740

lapointe Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century


  • Louis Lapointe settled in Quebec in 1800
  • Guillaume Lapointe settled in Quebec in 1807
  • Jean Lapointe settled in Quebec in 1809
  • Laurent Lapointe settled in Quebec in 1813
  • Laurent Lapointe settled in Quebec in 1839


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  • Raoul Robert "Ralph" LaPointe (1922-1967), American Major League Baseball player, active 1947-1948
  • Robert "Boby" Lapointe (1922-1972), French singer
  • Hon. Hughes Lapointe PC OC CD QC (1911-1982), Canadian lawyer, politician, 22nd Lieutenant Governor of Quebec (1966-1978)
  • Renaude Marguerite Lapointe (1912-2002), Canadian senator for Mille Isles, Quebec (1971-1987)
  • Jean Lapointe, Canadian entertainer
  • Martin Lapointe (b. 1973), Canadian former professional NHL ice hockey player
  • Guy Gerard "Pointu" Lapointe (b. 1948), retired Canadian professional NHL ice hockey defenceman, inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1993
  • Ernest Lapointe PC (1876-1941), Canadian lawyer and politician, Member of the Canadian Parliament for Kamouraska (1904-1919)
  • Richard Paul "Jumbo" Lapointe (1955-1999), Canadian professional NHL ice hockey defenceman
  • François Lapointe (b. 1961), Canadian retired male racewalker


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  2. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
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  4. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
  5. Guérard, Albert Léon. France: a Modern History. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1959. Print.
  6. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
  7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  10. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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The lapointe Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The lapointe Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 3 October 2013 at 08:08.

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