Piton

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Anne Piton married Matthieu Turner in St Martin in 1754

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Origins of surname

There are various suggestions for the derivation of this name, which is common in Belgium and also found in Northern France. One suggestion is that it means 'pointed nose', another that it is applied to a person having pity for others or requiring the pity of others. An entirely different suggestion is that it comes from a placename for a stony place.

Early records

The first baptisms on record are those of the children of Nicollas and Marie Sceele in St Brelade, starting in 1568. Three main families developed, one in St Brelade, one in St Mary and one in St Lawrence. It is likely that they had a common origin in Jersey, but that has not been proved.

Variants

  • Piton, 1749
  • Pithon, 1607


Family records

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Church records



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Family wills


These wills created by members of the Piton 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

  • Jean Piton 14 June 1742 - D/Y/A/7
  • Ann Piton of St Helier, spinster - 23 March 1875, D/Y/A/38
  • Elizabeth Piton of St Helier, widow of François Bisson, bequeaths to the poor 6 livres of old French currency 6 March 1851 - D/Y/A/27
  • Elizabeth Piton of St Brelade, bequeaths to the poor of St Brelade, 6 francs 6 September 1854 - D/Y/A/28
  • Mathilda Piton of St Mary, now of 14 Columbus Street, desires to be buried in Almorah Cemetery, bequeaths to the soup kitchen £5, to the Coal Fund £2, to the Mission Bretonne £2 - 9 November 1897, D/Y/A/56
  • Philippe Piton of St Brelade, bequeaths to the poor of St Brelade, £1 20 June 1856 - D/Y/A/28
  • John Piton, St Aubin - 18 August 1925, D/Y/A/85
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