Fixott family page
Charles Fixott (1784-1864) photographed by Bashford of Jersey after 1858
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Origins of surname
Fixot is a name known in many areas of France, particularly the Dordogne department in the south-west, but we have been unable to find any reference to its origins.
Denis Fixot, who came to Jersey in the first half of the 18th century, is believed to have been born in the Dordogne department of south-west France. See tree below. In 1851 his great-grandson John, a surgeon, whose gravestone is shown below, was living in King Street with his wife and daughters. The Charles Fixott whose photograph is on the right was Denis Fixot's grandson and the surgeon's father. They would have been an affluent family to be able to afford portrait photographs within a decade or so of their first availability in Jersey.
Births and baptisms
These wills created by members of the Fixott 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 1978, and how to search for your family's wills there, visit our Jersey wills page
- Charles Fixott of Burleigh House, St Helier, bequeaths to the poor of St Helier £10 - 22 February 1864, D/Y/A/32
- Ellen Fixott, Roslyn, Peel Road, St Luke, widow of Thomas Le Cornu - 21 December 1914, D/Y/A/73
- James Fixott of Jersey, residing for a short time in Exeter, doctor of medicine 1 August 1859 - D/Y/A/30
- John Fixott, Surgeon and Apothecary, bequeaths all stock to Elizabeth Noel his wife and his son to be shared equally 23 January 1802 - D/Y/A/16
- Lydia Fixott, bequeaths £2 to: the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals The Home for Aged and Infirm Women the Girls Orphanage, Grouville the Shipwrecked Mariners Society the Universities Missions in Central Africa the London Hospital the Church of England Society for Waifs and Strays - 14 February 1921, D/Y/A/81
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