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Rouet family page


Elizabeth Rouet married Charles Gavey in St Martin in 1746

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Origins of surname

This is a familiar name from the centre-west of France, derived from one of several communes with the same spelling. The name is a diminuitive probably meaning little stream or canal.

Early records

This surname of French origin, which made its first appearance in Jersey in the 16th century, appears to have died out towards the end of the 19th, and is no longer represented in the island today.


  • Rouet
  • Le Rouet
  • Le Ruez, sounds the same, but a distinct family with different derivation.

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Family wills

These wills created by members of the Rouet 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 1980, and how to search for your family's wills there, visit our Jersey wills page

  • Thomas Rouet 11 February 1719 - D/Y/A/5
  • Rachel Rouet 2 January 1742 - D/Y/A/7
  • Elizabeth Rouet of St Saviour, desires to be buried in St Saviour's Cemetery, bequeaths to poor of St Saviour, £10 tournois of the order of the King 14 January 1772 - D/Y/A/12
  • Peter Rouet of St Brelade, desires to be buried in St Brelade's Cemetery, bequeaths to the poor of St Brelade, 5s 8 November 1850 - D/Y/A/27
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