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Cadoret family page


Elizabeth Esther Cadoret (1821-1912), daughter of Amice and Elizabeth Simon, of St Mary, who emigrated to the USA and married Josias Richard Young, with her daughter Elizabeth Jane Young, granddaughter Ann Williams, and great-granddaughter Nora Williams

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Origin of Surname

This family, which has been present in Jersey since at least the middle of the 18th century, probably originates in the Morbihan department of southern Brittany. It is an old Breton personal name which is derived from cad (= combat, battle) and uuoret (= assistance). So it may refer to a Knight's squire or someone in a similar role.

Early records

Family historian Henry Coutanche has written, in relation to the family tree below, that the Cadorets seem to have originated in St Peter, but in later generations moved to many other parishes.

"Thomas Cadoret's father and his elder brother, Daniel, were millers, both of whom held the Moulin de Louis Paul alias Bertram, now known as Paul Mill, near Grands Vaux Reservoir, St Saviour. Daniel's wife died of cholera in 1849 and his son Daniel of typhoid in 1852. The younger brother Amice settled in St Mary."

Only 32 Cadoret baptisms are recorded in the period between their first appearance in the mid 18th century and 1842. The family is still present in Jersey today.


  • Cadoret
  • Cadorey
  • Cadorette

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Great War service

  • Joseph Cadoret (1801- ) (Jer), Soldat, French Infantry, killed in action


Family wills

These wills created by members of the Cadoret 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 1980, and how to search for your family's wills there, visit our Jersey wills page

  • Cadoret : Albert , of Quarry Bungalow, La Pulente, St Brelade - 08/Jul/1976 , 17/Jun/1977 , D/Y/B1/260/9
  • Cadoret : Elise Marie , St Mary, widow Auguste Brochard - 06/Dec/1895 , 23/Apr/1903 , D/Y/A/62/49


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