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Ellen Mary Bliault, nee Carter

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Ellen Mary Bliault, nee Carter, aged 100, is introduced to the Queen at Victoria Cottage Homes in 1957

Origins of surname

The origin of this French surname is something of a mystery. The closest we have been able to find is Beliard/Bliard, which is of Germanic origin, meaning friendly enclosure. Bliaut means a close-fitting often laced medieval tunic with long skirts and sleeves.

Early records

This has never been a common name in Jersey. It made its first appearance around 1855, with the marriage of Silvain Adolphe Bliault, from Portbail in nearby Normandy and Henriette Eliza Dolbel.


  • Bliault
  • Bliard
  • Beliard

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Family wills

These wills created by members of the Bliault 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

  • Richard Bliaut of D'Auvergne House, St Helier - 15 November 1948, D/Y/A/120
  • Henrietta Bliault, 105 Halkett Place, St Helier, widow - 1 June 1912, D/Y/A/71
  • Sylvian Bliault, 74 Bath Street, St Helier - 16 November 1926, D/Y/A/86
  • Philip Bliaux, Havre des Pas, St Helier, of the London and South Western Railway Company - 15 June 1922, D/Y/A/82

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