De Caux

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The marriage of George de Caux and Marie Journeaux took place in Grouville in 1809

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Origins of surname

The de Caux family comes from Pays de Caux, around Yvetot, a commune in the Seine-Maritime department of Normandy. It is not clear what distinction can be drawn between de Caux and Le Caux, and while there have been distinct families with the two different spellings in Jersey, it is likely that all can originally trace their ancestry back to the same area.

Early records

The earliest mention of the name in Jersey is that of Penna de Caux, wife of the Seigneur of St Ouen, Philippe de Carteret, in the mid-15th century.

There was a Le Caux family in St Peter through the 17th and 18th centuries.

The baptisms of three children of Richard de Caux and Jeanne Arthur were registered in St Mary at the turn of the 17th/18th century, but that line appears to have died out.

This is one of many French surnames which made an appearance (or reappearance) in Jersey in the mid-19th century, suggesting that the first immigrants were agricultural workers. The geographical spread of the early birth registrations suggest that several families arrived at about the same time.

The first registrations which can be attached to a particular family are the three children of Charles Alexandre Barthelemi de Caux and Elizabeth Louise Guerand de la Quesnerre, baptised in St Helier between 1837 and 1841. The names of these parents suggest that they were not agricultural workers.

Variants

  • de Caux
  • Decaux
  • de Caus
  • Le Caux, 1668

Family records

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Family trees



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Births and baptisms



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Great War service


  • Adolphus Edmund Peter de Caux (1900- ) (Tr) son of Pierre and Clementine, Stoker RN, HMS Victory


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Family wills


These wills created by members of the de Caux 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 1948, and how to search for your family's wills there, visit our Jersey wills page

  • Emélie de Caux, Fernside, St Saviour, widow Godfray - 20 March 1924, D/Y/A/84
  • George de Caux of Grouville, desires to be buried in Grouville Cemetery, bequeaths to the poor of Grouville, 1s 23 October 1849 - D/Y/A/27
  • George de Caux, Dairy Farm, St Mary, farmer - 10 May 1944, D/Y/A/112
  • George de Caux, East View, Trinity - 27 November 1933, D/Y/A/95

Family gravestones

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