Cotard family page
The family is found mainly as Costard in Jersey records
Francois Costard, son of Jean and Susanne Martel, was baptised in St Helier in 1815
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Origins of surname
This French name either comes from the old Norman cote = cabin, signfying someone who lived in a cabin, or it is a variant of Costard, French slang for 'head'.
The family first arrived in Jersey in the 1890s. Jean Louis Cotard and Anna Pecheur had five children in St Lawrence between 1893 and 1908. It is found most frequently in the Ille et Villaine and Morbihan departments of Brittany.
Great War service
- Percival Richard Costard (1876- ) (St H) son of James and Dinah, RNAS, Aircraft Mechanic RAF
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- Caroline Costard, 2 Gordon Place, Beach Road, St Saviour, widow of Captain George William Nutbeam - 12 December 1917, D/Y/A/77
- Edward Costard - 7 September 1891, D/Y/A/50
- James Costard, 5 Colomberie, St Helier bequeaths to James Edward Costard the property 18 Dorset Street, St Helier; to Sidney Herbert Costard the property 5 Colomberie and everything connected with his business of Bookseller, stationer and printer; to Clara Lee Costard the properties Sunnyvilla and Glengary, St Saviour - 23 June 1917, D/Y/A/76
- Jeanne Costard, Clearview, Trinity, widow of Pierre Marie Audrain and Alexandre Renaut 29 April 1903 11 May 1904- 18 December 1905, D/Y/A/64
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