Rabasse

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This family reached Jersey from Normandy in the middleof the 19th century in the person of Isidore Rabasse


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Isidore Rabasse married Julie Coupey in St Peter in 1854

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Origins of surname

This is a name found mainly in the south of France with several different derivations. It developed from the Latin 'rapacea' to Catalan or Occitan 'racine' = rootstock of vine, and was a name first given to communes where vines grew.

Another derivation is from rabassa, meaning ninny or fool. It is also a variety of sheep’s cheese.

The Jersey family originated in the Manche department of Normandy and has an entirely different derivation. The family originally came from the hamlet of Rabasse, which means 'land which has been flattened'.

Early records

The first Rabasse to arrive in Jersey was Isidore Theodore, born in Denneville, Manche, in 1829. His son John Theodore Rabasse was born in Jersey in 1856.

Variants

  • Rabasse
  • Rabass
  • Rabaste

Family records

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Family trees



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Church records



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Great War service


  • Alfred S Rabasse, Corporal, RAOC
  • Francis John Rabasse (1883- ) (St P) son of Eliza, Private, Hampshire Regiment
  • Joseph Edward Rabasse ( St H), Corporal, RASC


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Family wills


These wills created by members of the Rabasse 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

  • Elizabeth Rabasse née de Caux, 5 West Park Avenue, St Helier - 15 March 1947, D/Y/A/117
  • Peter Rabasse, Park Cottage, Grands Vaux, St Helier, grower - 9 October 1918, D/Y/A/78
  • Charles Rabasse, St Helier - 14 April 1906, D/Y/A/65
  • John Rabasse, St Mary - 29 December 1919, D/Y/A/79

Family gravestones

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