Bertaut family page
Anne Berteau, nee Le Marquand, wife of artist Thomas
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Origin of surname
Found in Normandy today this name was originally a medieval baptismal name from the Germanic Bertald, previously Berhtwald, a combination of berht (brilliant) and wald (strong). The original holder of the name must have been quite a guy! Although the spelling Bertaux is more common in France today, it is said to have originated as an error.
There is a record in Normandy of a Guillermus Bertaut in 1332. The four family trees below suggest that four different members of the family (perhaps brothers?) came to Jersey in the second half of the 17th century, perhaps as Huguenot refugees, but a decade or two before the revocation of the Edict of Nantes in 1685. An unknown Bertaut widow features in the list of abjurations for 1687.
- Descendants of Pierre Bertaut
- Descendants of Michel Bertaut
- Descendants of Michel Bertaut - 2, different descent New - Added 2017
- Descendants of Matthieu Bertaut
- Descendants of Thomas Bertaut
Great War service
Sons of Edward Berteau and Emma
- Alfred Edward Berteau (1892- ) (St S) Sapper, Australian Engineers
- Reginald Louis Berteau (1890-) (St S) Private, Canadian Infantry
- Note: A number of Berteau/Bertaut burials in St Lawrence were found to be wrongly indexed. These entries have now been corrected in our in our Family records and also our searchable database.
- Thomas Berteau: Artist
Thomas Berteau's painting of his father Jean
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