Pirouet

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An unknown Miss Pirouet in a 19th century photograph, perhaps the same person in girlhood (or a daughter), as featured to the left. Note the set of countenance and hair covering her left brow


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Direct links to lists of baptisms, marriages and burials for the Pirouet family can be found under Family Records opposite. If you want to search for records for a spelling variant of Pirouet, or for any other family name, just click below on the first letter of the family name you are interested in. This will open a new tab in your browser giving you a list of family names beginning with that letter, for which there are baptism records in our database of half a million church and public registry records.

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Origin of Surname

Recorded in several spellings this is a French medieval surname. It would seem to describe a dancer or acrobat who performed pirouettes and other complex dance movements.

It is not a common name in Normandy, although there is the village of Pirou south of Lessay in Manche and some sources suggest that the family was named after it. It is also quite probable that the original Jersey Pirouets came from Brittany.

Mrs Pirouet

Early records

The name appears very early in Jersey records and the Jersey Chantry Certificate of 1550 contains Johan, Philippes and Thomas.

The family was established in Grouville when church records started and children of seven different fathers were baptised between 1588 and the endof the 16th century.

Earlier known family members include the following:

  • Jacques Pirouet was born in St Helier in 1513 and married a Le Geyt
  • Another Jacques Pirouet was born in St Helier in 1523
  • Bernabe Pirouet was born in Grouville in about 1564 and married Anne there in 1588. They had sons Thomas born in 1589 and Jean born in 1592.
  • Jacques Pirouet was born in Grouville in about 1568 and married Pacquette there in 1592.
  • Jean Pirouet was born in Grouville about 1570 and married Michelle in 1590. They had sons Jean in 1594, Clement in 1595, Jacques in 1600 and another Jacques in 1604. Daughter Collette was the twin of the first Jacques.
  • A second Jean Pirouet was born in Grouville about 1570 and married Guillemette in about 1597. They had sons Ganne, born in 1598, and Philippe in 1600
  • A third Jean Pirouet was born in Grouville in 1570 and married Marguerite in 1594. They had a daughter Marie born in 1595.
  • Pierre Pirouet was born in Grouville in 1574 and married Christine in 1599
  • Drouet Pirouet was born in Grouville in 1576.
  • Yet another Jean Pirouet, this time from St Clement, was born in 1585 and married Rachel rossier on 7 November 1621.
  • Philippe Pirouet was born in Grouville about 1574 and married Catherine du Parcq there on 19 September 1599
  • Jean Pirouet was born in Grouville about 1587 and married Marie Le Febvre there on 18 November 1612

Variants

  • Pirouet, 1607
  • Pirou
  • Pyrou 1309
  • Pyrouet
  • Peroyt
  • Pirot
  • Pirotte
  • Piriou
  • Pirout
  • Piroux
  • Pyrouet

Family records

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Family trees


The following two trees take the line of Thomas Pirouet (above) back several generations. They overlap to a large extent but contain different information and, because they come from different sources, both have been included in full. The third tree in the group links to the other two and is from yet another source.

The following two trees have the same person at generation 3, but with different parents and grandparents, and some variations in branches lower down


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We have included some important spelling variants on some family pages, but it may be worth searching for records for a different spelling variant. Think of searching for variants with or without a prefix, such as Le or De. To search for further variants, or for any other family name, just click on the appropriate link below for the first letter of the family name, and a new tab will open, giving you the option to choose baptism, marriage or burial records. You will then see a list of available names for that type of record and you can select any name from that list. That will display all records of the chosen type for that family name, and you can narrow the search by adding a given name, selecting a parish or setting start and end dates in the form you will see above. You can also change the family name, or search for a partial name if you are not certain of the spelling

The records are displayed 30 to a page, but by selecting the yellow Wiki Table option at the top left of the page you can open a full, scrollable list. This list will either be displayed in a new tab or a pop-up window. You may have to edit the settings of your browser to allow pop-up windows for www.jerripediabmd.net. For the small number of family names for which a search generates more than 1,500 records you will have to refine your search (perhaps using start or end dates) to reduce the number of records found.

New records

Starting in August 2020 we are adding several thousand new records from the registers of Roman Catholic, Methodist and other non-conformist churches. These will appear in date order within a general search of the records and are also individually searchable within the database search form

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