Gunton family page
At least one branch of this family in Jersey came from Norfolk, although a marriage record states Suffolk
Edwin Akin Gunton and family
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Origins of surname
This surname comes from either or both of two places in England with the same name. It is ultimately derived from the Norse personal name Gunnr from gunn = 'battle', with the old English tun = 'enclosure' or 'settlement'.
The family name first appeared in Jersey records at the end of the 18th century with the marriage of Robert Gunton of Suffolk to Mary Aiken. Their first child had been baptised a year earlier. They had a total of nine children baptised in St Helier.
Births and baptisms
This will created by a member of the Gunton 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 1980, and how to search for your family's wills there, visit our Jersey wills page
- Edwin Gunton, Army Ordnance Department, St Helier - 13 February 1911, D/Y/A/70