Binet family page
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Origin of Surname
Surprisingly for such a long-established Jersey name, which remains common today, no information on its derivation is provided by George Balleine in his Derivation of Jersey surnames.
However, French sources, which confirm that the name is peculiar to Normandy and Brittany, suggest that the derivation is as simple as a diminuitive of Robin, itself a diminuitive of Robert.
It is believed that the family originated in Maine in central France and were prominent in the town of Vendée, but it is not known how or when they came to Jersey.
Binet family trees
Great War service
Emigrant to Canada
- Herbert Binet, watchmaker, at 3 King Street in the early 20th century
- Philip Binet was an ironmonger at 3 Broad Street in the second half of the 19th century
- Carter Richard Binet operated from 33 Broad Street in the 1870s and '80s
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