Jacklin family page
This family first arrived in Jersey in the mid-19th century
Harry Jacklin, a jeweller, married Ann Marett in St Helier in 1857
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Origins of surname
This name can be traced back to the Middle Ages, and is a double diminuitive of the personal name Jack, derived from the French Jacques, and the Latin Jacobus.
The first appearance of the name was in St Helier in the 1850s. It has never been particularly numerous, but there are still at least six households today.
Although it is recognised mainly as an English surname, the first Jacklin to come to the island originated in Bordeaux, France according to census returns. However, a search of French websites reveals nothing of any note in the past couple of centuries, although the name was known in the 16-18th centuries in the north-eastern corner of France which has oscillated between French and German occupation over time.
There is a suggestion that the first arrival spelt his name Jacqueline, a common French surname, and then changed to Jacklin.
Jacklin family members who served in the Great War
- Louis Ellett Jacklin (1891- ) (St H), son of Louis and Matilda Ellett, Private in Labour Corps
The most famous of Jersey's Jacklins was golfer Tony, who moved to the island at the height of his fame after winning the Open Championship and the US Open in 1969 and 1970. He lived in Jersey for several years in the 1970s before moving on to South Africa.
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