Brunet family page
This family appears in St Helier Church registers from 1702 onwards, when refugees from France Jean Brunet and Marie Deshais were married at St Saviour. Their descendants can be traced down to Henry, son of Henry and Anne Mauger, who was baptised in St Helier in 1778. Eight children of Jacques and Susanne Guyon were baptised in the same parish from 1821, but despite several attempts to link them to the earlier Brunets, they were not related, and Jacques was not born in Jersey, as many online trees claim. He was born in St Saturnin, France
The record of the baptism of Jacques Brunet in St Helier in 1821
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Origins of surname
This name is one of several diminuitives of Brun, usually indicating someone with brown hair, but also derived from the Germanic personal name Bruno, meaning 'brilliant'.
Refugees Jean Brunet and Marie Deshais were married at St Saviour in 1702 and their five children were baptised in the same parish.
Births and baptisms
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