Vigot family page
French baptism record of Antoine Michel Vigot, believed to be the first of this name to arrive in Jersey
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Origins of surname
This is a name with a fair degree of geographical separation in its origins. It is found in the Manche department of Normandy, Finistere, in the far west of Brittany, and in the south east of France in Burgundy. It is believed to be a phonetic variation of Bigot, an old French name for a hoe, or somebody using the tool; not to be confused with the modern word bigot, found in French and English, for someone who is holier-than-thou.
However, there is a possible further derivation in 12th century Brittany, where Normans were insultingly termed bigots because of their habit of swearing bi got, = 'by God'.
A third explanation is that the surname is derived from a personal name of Norse origin Vi-Gautr, or the Germanic Widgaud
The first appearance of this surname in Jersey records was the marriage in St Peter in April 1818 of Antoine Marie Vigot to Jeanneton Betthe Simon, followed by the baptism of their daughter Marie in St Mary seven months later
Great War service
- Cyril Clifford Vigot (1888-1915), Private, Canadian Infantry, killed in action 
- Philip Francis Vigot (1879- ), Mercantile Marine, survivor of Titanic sinking
- Francis John Vigot (1879-1941) (St L) son of John Charles Vigot and Lizzie Glenister, Stoker Petty Officer RN, HMS Irresistible, wounded in action 1915
- Alfred John Vigot (1878-1915) (Gr)  son of John and Mary Vigot Petty Officer Stoker RN, HMS Invincible killed at Battle of Jutland
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