Caillet family page
The origins of these names are something of a mystery. Although French sounding, it is probably more likely that the Caillet family in Jersey originated from England
Marriage record of Raulx Caillet and Esther Romeril in St John in 1638
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Origins of surname
This surname has its origins in the French word caille, meaning 'quail'. It could also come from caillé = 'curds', signifying a cheese seller. Cailletau has similar derivation and we have combined the two families into one page, although those recorded in Jersey were probably from distinct families.
The first Caillet baptism in Jersey were those of the children of Philippe and Anne Le Couteur in St John in 1717 onwards. The couple married in the parish the year before.
Cailleteau appeared in 1700 with the baptism of the first child of Pierre and Louise Lis (Lys) in St Helier. Despite their surname being French, the couple married in Hampshire that year.
Births and baptisms