Touet family page
Elias William Touet (1837-1907) emigrated to Iowa, son of Elias and Mary Sorsoleil
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Origins of name
Although we are by no means certain, having failed to find a specific reference to 'Touet', it would appear from the alternative spellings which have been known in Jersey that it is synonymous with 'Thues/Thuez', names found in the north of France and Belgium, forms of 'Thuet', a diminuitive of the Germanic personal names Thuard or Thuault, which have as their root theud (= peuple).
The dates attached to the various spellings found in island documents indicate that this is a family name long established in Jersey, well before the first baptism records in the first decade of the 17th century.
- Touet, 1309
- Thuet, 1528
- Towet, 1309
These wills created by members of the Touet 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
- Richard Touet 29 December 1759 - D/Y/A/10
- Esther Touet of St Clement, desires to be buried in St Clement's Cemetery, bequeaths to the poor of St Clement, 24 livres of old French currency 27 November 1852 - D/Y/A/27
- Marie Touet of St Helier, desires to be buried in St Saviour's Cemetery, bequeaths to the poor of St Helier, 48 livres of French currency, and to the poor of St Saviour, 48 livres of French currency 15 March 1836 - D/Y/A/23