Cotillard family page
Residents of Ploeuc-sur-Lie, where the Cotillards in Jersey came from, in traditional Breton costume
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Origin of Surname
This surname is literally translated from old French as 'petticoat chaser', indicating a womaniser.
The Cotillard family comes mainly from the towns of Ploeuc-sur-Lie and nearby Saint Carreuc in the Cotes d'Armor department in the north of Brittany. Two families became established in Jersey early in the second half of the 19th century, one from each town.
Pierre Marie Cotillard, born in Ploeuc in 1814, came to the island with his wife Catherine and son, also Pierre Marie, who married Jeanne Marie Barron and settled in St Lawrence, then St Mary. See Descendants of Francois Cotillard.
Francois Mathurin Cotillard, was born in St Carreuc in 1853. He appears to have moved to Jersey either shortly before or after his marriage to Jeanne. See Descendants of Arthur Cotillard.
Cotillards from Brittany also settled in Guernsey at about the same time.
Births and baptisms
Great War service
This will created by a member of the Cotillard 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 1948, and how to search for your family's wills there, visit our Jersey wills page
- Pierre Cotilliard, St Mary - 29 March 1904, D/Y/A/63
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