Ratel family page
This family name came to Jersey in the 1830s, but the original families died out. There are still Ratels in Jersey today, however
Pierre Ratel, of France, married Rachel Cassell in St Peter in 1837
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Origins of surname
Ratel is a name found predominantly in Normandy and Picardy and was given to someone who used a rake rateau, particularly for collecting hay.
The first church record was the marriage of Pierre and Rachel Cassell in 1837, shown in the box. The name first appeared in the St Brelade birth register in the 1870s, and all births to the end of the 19th century were in that parish. These were the children of Peter Ratel and Jane Elizabeth Gibaut, but this family seems to have died out in the island and we have not been able to trace the ancestry of the Ratels present in Jersey today.
Great War service
- Alfred Carrel Ratel (1879- ) (St B) husband of Selina Langhorn, Private RAMC
- Edward Moses Ratel (1885- ) (St B) Leading Stoker RN, HMS Europa I
- Philip Gibout Ratel (1881-1957) (St B) Sergeant, Royal Marine Light Infantry
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