Fauvel

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du Heaumes and Fauvels photographed by Ernest Baudoux

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Origin of Surname

Fauvel means tawny; so it may be a name for someone with tawny hair. It also means a fallow deer, so it may be an animal nickname. And there is a third possibility. One of the favourite tales of the Middle Ages was the Roman de Fauvel, the story of a chestnut horse which tricked everybody; so the name was often given to an artful dodger.

The spelling Fauvel is most common in Normandy, with Fauveaux and Fauvelle found in Picardy.

Early records

The name is long established in Jersey, appearing in the Assize Roll of 1309. The Fauvel family first appears in Jersey records in Grouville and St Clement in the east of the island in the early 17th century, but the name is found in records as early as 1299.

This was a large family and 465 baptisms are recorded in church records up to 1842.

  • Johan Fauvel is listed in the Jersey Chantry Certificate of 1550
  • Richard Fauvel was born in Grouville about 1572 and married Suzanne Amy, the daughter of Francois Amy and Marie Lempriere, in 1596.
  • Michel Fauvel (1668-1748) m Sara de Quetteville (1668- ) d of Jean and Sara Dumaresq. They had a daughter Anne (1706- ) who married Philippe Messervy (1707- )
  • Francis Fauvel (168- ) married Mary Amy (1672- ) d of Jean and Elizabeth Collas
  • Richard Fauvel (1572- ) m Susanne Amy d of Francois and Marie Lempriere
  • Jean Fauvel (1608-1641) St Clement m Elizabeth Payn (1602-1639). They had sons Richard (1624- ) and Clement (1627- ). Jean's brother Matthieu (1610-1653) m Elizabeth Becquet

Variants

  • Fauvel, 1299
  • Fauvell 1607
  • Fauvelle
  • Fauveaux
  • Fauwell 1528
  • Favel 1309

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Prominent family members

  • Francois Fauvel was Rector of St Clement from 1822-26


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