Blanchet family page
Alien's registration card of Marie Blanchet, nee Le Neveze, issued in 1920
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Origins of surname
This is a French surname which essentially translates as 'little white one', and is one of a number of French surnames with blanc at its origin, not necessarily variants of each other.
Blanchet baptisms are recorded from 1573 to 1701, but then the family seems to have died out in Jersey. It is shown as a current surname in our Comprehensive list of Jersey surnames, which suggests that the author was unaware of the earlier records and assumed that the reappearance of the surname in St Ouen and St Lawrence in the 1890s was its first presence in Jersey.
- Blanchard, not seen as a variant but a separate family in Jersey.
Births and baptisms
Great War service
These wills created by members of the Blanchet family are now held by Jersey Archive. By visiting the archive site and using the names, dates and reference numbers shown here, it is possible to view a copy of each will. You will have to subscribe to the Archive's online service to do this. To find out more about this collection, which covers the period from 1663 to 1948, and how to search for your family's wills there, visit our Jersey wills page
- Jean Blanchet 14 May 1666 - D/Y/A/1
- Louis Blanchet, L'Etacq, St Ouen - 31 January 1922, D/Y/A/82
- Yves Blanchet, Portinfer, St Ouen - 26 February 1925, D/Y/A/85
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