Le Boutillier

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Origin of Surname

The family name refers to an occupation - that of maker of leather bottles, and is an old French name. It is also said to derive from early French for 'butler'.

Early records

Le Boutillier appears in the Short Inquisition of 1274. Johan, Nicholas and Phillipot are listed in the Jersey Chantry Certificate of 1550.

Leo Le Boutillier

Payne's Armorial of Jersey

From a very early Norman period this family has existed in Jersey, and its name frequently occurs in the history of its native island. In its ancestral parish of Trinity, its members have filled municipal offices for centuries. A curious and pleasing instance of liberality exists in the record of a gift by one of this family, some centuries ago, of the annual sum of twelve gros (groats) to furnish with ink and paper the parochial school of Trinity, for the use of poor scholars.

The same family also made an annual donation to the same parish of a bushel of wheat to be made into bread for the Holy Communion. Its estate is taxed with the gifts to this day.

Variants

  • Le Bouteiller, 1668
  • Le Buttelier 1607
  • de Boutyllier 1528
  • Le Bouthillier 1515
  • Bouteliere 1381
  • Bouteillier 1363
  • Le Botillier 1309
  • Boteller 1255
  • Boteler
  • Le Boteler
  • Buttelier

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Mr Le Boutillier, photograph by Henry Mullins

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Family gravestone in St Lawrence Church cemetery

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