Blouet family page
This family was present in Jersey from the mid 17th century until it appears to have died out in the late 19th century. There may have been a second, unrelated family
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Origins of surname
There is considerable doubt about the origin of this surname. Although there are over 44,000 Blouets in the Geneanet database, no explanation is offered by any recognised French reference for the derivation of the name. It may be a variant of Blouin/Blouen, and would be of Germanic origin, from bili='sweet, lovely'; win = 'friend'.
However, the name is also found in the UK, having arrived with William the Conqueror in 1066, and the suggestion is that it is simply a derivation of bleu, French for 'blue', and referred to somebody wearing blue clothing or with blue eyes.
The first appearance of this surname in Jersey records was that of Pierre Blouet, at the top of the tree below. He is said to have been born in St Clement in 1650, but we can find no proof of that, or any record of his marriage to Marie Vicq, shown in the submitted tree and several online trees as having taken place in St Clement in about 1713. Given the dates, it is possible that Pierre arrived in Jersey in the second wave of Huguenot refugees, but there is no record of an abjuration by anyone of that family name.
Although there is a record of the birth of a Thomas Blouet in St Clement in 1864, the son of Thomas and Mary Blouet, there are no census records for Blouets after 1841 and 1851
- Blewit: supposed variation in England
- Blewett: supposed variation in England
Great War service
- Family not present that late
This will created by a member of the Blouet family is now held by Jersey Archive. By visiting the archive site and using the names, date and reference number 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 1980, and how to search for your family's wills there, visit our Jersey wills page
- Blouet Elizabeth daughter of Francois and Elizabeth Esnouf, his wife, of St Helier 16/08/1779 Desires to be buried in St Helier's Cemetery Bequeaths to the poor of St Helier, £2 tournois of the order of the King 19/Jun/1780 D/Y/A/13/11
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