Godeaux family page
This name may be a derivative of a French dialect term for 'simple' or 'silly'
Francoise Godeaux married Michel de la Haye in Trinity in 1775
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Origins of surname
This name is said to derive from a pet form of a Germanic compound personal name formed with god- , 'good', from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements god + wald 'rule' or 'power', or perhaps more likely in the case of the Jersey name, from a diminutive of gode a French dialect term meaning 'simple' or 'silly'.
The name Godeaux first appears in Jersey records in the 17th century, but supposed variants can be found four centuries earlier. The family is quite distinct from the much more common Godel.
The baptism of Raulin Godeaux was recorded in Grouville in 1626, but then there is a gap of over 100 years before the next baptismal record in the same parish in 1739.
A Godeaux family was established in Trinity in the latter part of the 18th century, but it has not been possible to link it back to any of the earlier Godeaux records, although it would appear that this family had ancestors in the island.
- Les Godeaus 1331
- Godeus 1274
- Godeaux 1668, 1607
Great War service
- Claude Godeaux (1894- ) (Tr) son of John and Jane Cabot, ex-RMIJ, Private, Labour Corps
These wills created by members of the Godeaux 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 1980, and how to search for your family's wills there, visit our Jersey wills page
- Charles Godeaux, 69 Great Union Road, St Helier - 25 May 1909, D/Y/A/68
- Marie Godeaux, desires to be buried in St Helier's Cemetery, bequeaths to the poor of St Helier, £4 of the order of the King 30 December 1797 - D/Y/A/15
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