Jutize family page
This family was present in Jersey seven centuries ago and then died out
Jeanne Jutize, mother of Jean, was buried in Grouville in 1604
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Origins of surname
Although the exact spelling is not encountered in France, the variants of justice are, and they indicate that the name is derived from the French juge. But this does not necessarily mean that the name was originally given to a judge, because juge was also the location of the gibbet for public hangings.
It has also been noted that a 1907 article on the Jersey family by the Rev J A Messervy attributes the name to residents of a French town called Ville es Jutizes, near Câtillon. However, we can find no other record for this Jutizes, and the only French placename Câtillon belongs to a small commune called Câtillon-sur-Sambre in the Nord department. There are several communes called Castillon.
It can be seen that the name has been present in Jersey in one spelling or another for 700 years, but baptism records show that the family appears to have died out about a century after the first baptism was registered in 1570. The majority of those baptisms were in Grouville.
- Jutize, 1668
- Justice, 1309
- Le Fevre dictus Justia 1309
This will created by a member of the 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
- Catherine Jutize 29 January 1714 - D/Y/A/4
- Carteret Farm, Grouville
Rue Jutize is in Grouville and is where the family lived.