Liot family page
This name first appeared in Jersey records in the 18th century
Ann Esther Liot with her daughters
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Origins of surname
This is a name found predominantly in the Manche and Seine Maritime departments of Normandy. It either comes from the Germanic lioto, derived from a word for 'people', or it is a shortened form of Eliot, a diminuitive of the forename Elie. We prefer the latter explanation because it is difficult to see how a word meaning 'people' could have been used to distinguish one person from another.
An alternative view is that it is a variant of Lion, derived from the animal. If this is true, the spelling distinguishes the Normandy family from the Bretons.
The name first appears in the St Martin register in 1762, with the baptism of Jean, son of Jean and Jeanne Payn. Another family appeared in about 1864, when Victor Pierre Francois Liot married Mary Ellen Barrot at the Wesleyan Chapel in Grove Place.
Births and baptisms
These wills created by members of the Liot 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 1948, and how to search for your family's wills there, visit our Jersey wills page
- Annie Liot née Mann - 1 March 1946, D/Y/A/115
- Alfred Liot, St Helier, bequeaths to Annie Elizabeth Liot the house Oriental Place - 2 November 1938, D/Y/A/103
Family photo album
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