Does anyone know if the Lapointe family had anything to do with founding Montreal?

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Many years ago I thought I had French-Canadian ancestors on my maternal grandmother's side. She pronounced her Puckett line as Pawquette, etc. So I went ahead and created a line for Paquette. That line really did exist, but I wasn't connected to it as it turned out. Anyway, there was a La Pointe in there somewhere, female I think. All this was in Wisconsin. For a while back there, I thought I was connected to the French fur trade era.

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Following is from Debra McCann's Family History on RootsWeb:

 

Pierre Desautels LaPointe is among those listed on a large plaque that says, In recognition of the courage, perseverance and expertise of the French-Canadians who brought Antoine de Lamothe Cadillac to establish the first permanent settlement at Le Détroit on July 24, 1701.

 

 If they weren't founders, they were at least early in that location. They were in Montreal in the 17th century.

Bill Graham

by William Graham G2G6 Mach 1 (20.0k points)
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this link will show you a bit of history of the first Audet dit Lapointe in Quebec

http://www.audetditlapointe.ca/notrehistoire/index-en.html
by Deb Blundell G2G Crew (640 points)

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