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Richard Binet

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Binet drapers on the corner of Don Street and Burrard Street

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.

Early records

The name is found in the Extente of 1528 and the Jersey Chantry Certificate of 1550 contains two Binets.

It is believed that the family originated in Maine in central France and were prominent in the department of Vendée, but it is not known how or when they came to Jersey.


  • Binet
  • Bynet
  • Binette
  • Binnette
  • Biney
  • Binney
  • Binot
  • Bineau
  • Binault

Family records


Binet family trees

Although we now have five substantial Binet trees, there are dozens of baptisms and marriages not included and we look forward to receiving information from our users about further trees




Great War service


Family wills


Burial records

Emigrant to Canada

Binet businesses

Family album

Ministers and lay preachers of the Methodist French Circuit in 1867, including T Binet. The picture was taken by Asplet and Green a year after they set up in business at 18½ Beresford Street and also includes P Tourgis, Philippe Amy, P Le Gresley, Thomas J Desprès, Mr Ahier, Mr Benest, P Garnier, Mr Hamon, D Bisson, G Le Masurier, Abraham Pallot, J Syvret, P G Adair, G Skelton, P Norman, T Billot, Mr Vautier, E de Carteret, W Le Duc, T Lucas, H Collas and J Le Cornu

Family gravestones

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