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John Reginald Arthur


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John James Arthur

Origin of Surname

This name is derived from the given name Arthur and is a very early Jersey surname, appearing in the Short Inquisition of 1274. Clement and Collas are listed in the Jersey Chantry Certificate of 1550.

This name is the subject of some controversy regarding its origins. It is derived from the Celtic personal name "Arthur", but there is some doubt as to the etymology of the name. It is thought to be composed of "art", in Old Welsh "arth", meaning "bear", with the Old Welsh "gwr", meaning "hero".

According to the Surname Database, The name development includes: Robertus Arcturi (1197, Herefordshire); Adam Arthur (1246, Lancashire); Adam Arthur (1246, Lancashire); and Henry Artur (1327, Somersetshire). The Old Norse personal name "Arnthorr", derived from "arn", eagle, and "Thorr", the name of the god of thunder, has been absorbed into the Celtic name "Arthur", for centuries now associated with the historical 6th Century British leader who fought victorious battles against the Saxon invaders.

The modern forms of the name are Arthur, Arter, Artharg, Arthurs and Arthars, the last two being the patronymic forms, meaning "son of Arthur". The first record of the family name is that of Geoffrey Arthur, which was dated 1135, in "Records of Oseney Abbey", Oxfordshire, during the reign of King Henry 1.

Early Records

The family name is recorded in Jersey as early as 1227 spelt Artur and 1255 spelt Arthur.

  • Pierre Arthur was born in St Mary about 1542. He had a daughter Marie in about 1570. She married Francois Robert and they had two sons, Jean and Philippe.
  • Charles Arthur was born in about 1546 in St John and married Isabelle Le Marinel (1550-1593) d of Helier
  • Collette Arthur was born in Jersey about 1555 and married Jean Pipon, son of Thomas and Marie Dumaresq, in 1575. They had three sons, Jean, Thomas and Richard

Variants

  • Artur, 1227
  • Arthur, 1255
  • Arcur, 1309
  • Arter
  • Artharg
  • Arthurs
  • Arthars

Family records

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Family trees


Note: The two trees below follow the same Arthur family descendancy in St John, but the first has now been shown to contain significant inaccuracies and the second has been expanded to include corrected descendancies from the first, which can now be ignored. It will be removed when permission has been obtained from its creator.


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Great War service


  • Charles Edward Arthur (1882- ) (St H), son of Adolphus John and Mary Ann, Gunner, Royal Garrison Artillery
  • Charles Elias Arthur (1882- ) (St H), son of Elias Charles and Ann Adelaide, Private RAMC
  • Edward Arthur, Colour Sgt, RMIJ
  • Elwyn Le Cain Arthur (St P), Private, Suffolk Regiment
  • Hedley Mortimer Arthur (1885- ) (St O), son of Adolphus John and Mary Ann, Captain RASC
  • Herbert Francis Arthur (1898- ) (St My), son of John Le Couteur and Mary Louisa, Gunner, Royal Garrison Artillery
  • John Bree Arthur (Sc C), Private, Royal Field Artillery
  • John William Arthur (1896- ) (St Mark), son of Elias Charles and Annie, Corporal, Machine Gun Corps
  • Philip Arthur (1870- ), Mercantile Marine
  • Philip Nicholas Arthur (St J), Bombardier, Royal Garrison Artillery
  • Walter Arthur (St H), Bombardier, Royal Garrison Artillery
  • Walter Laurens Arthur (1882- ) (St L), son of Walter and Mary Louisa,


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Family album

A thank-you card sent by successful candidate Francois Arthur to one of his supporters, Charles Journeaux, after the 1845 election for Jurat. It lay hidden beneath the floor of a Jersey house for 174 years until discovered there in 2019

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The church record links above will open in a new tab in your browser and generate the most up-to-date list of each set of records from our database. These lists replace earlier Family page baptism lists, which were not regularly updated. They have the added advantage that they produce a chronological listing for the family name in all parishes, so you do not have to search through A-Z indexes, parish by parish.

We have included some important spelling variants on some family pages, but it may be worth searching for records for a different spelling variant. Think of searching for variants with or without a prefix, such as Le or De. To search for further variants, or for any other family name, just click on the appropriate link below for the first letter of the family name, and a new tab will open, giving you the option to choose baptism, marriage or burial records. You will then see a list of available names for that type of record and you can select any name from that list. That will display all records of the chosen type for that family name, and you can narrow the search by adding a given name, selecting a parish or setting start and end dates in the form you will see above. You can also change the family name, or search for a partial name if you are not certain of the spelling

The records are displayed 30 to a page, but by selecting the yellow Wiki Table option at the top left of the page you can open a full, scrollable list. This list will either be displayed in a new tab or a pop-up window. You may have to edit the settings of your browser to allow pop-up windows for www.jerripediabmd.net. For the small number of family names for which a search generates more than 1,500 records you will have to refine your search (perhaps using start or end dates) to reduce the number of records found.

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