Origins of surname
Bastin, and its variants, is of French origin. As with many French surnames found in a variety of spellings, this has regional variations, and the spelling encountered in Jersey has its origins in the Normandy department Orne, and further east in Marne. Ultimately all variants are believed to derive from the personal name Sebastien.
The name first appeared in Jersey in the St Ouen baptism register in the 1840s.
- Bastin baptisms in Jersey
- Bastin marriages in Jersey (groom)
- Bastin marriages in Jersey (bride)
- Bastin burials in Jersey
Great War service
- Edward Charles Bastin (1896- ) (St O) Rifleman, Royal Irish Rifles (we believe the family information given on the linked page to be incorrect
- James Philip Bastin (1887- ) (St O), Private, Dorsetshire Regiment
- William Francis Bastin (1889- ) (St O) Private, RASC
- James Brooks Bastin (1864- ) (St H) son of George and Hannah Graves Sapper, Canadian Engineers, lied about his age to join up
This will created by a member of the Bastin family is now held by Jersey Archive. By visiting the archive site and using the names, date and reference number 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
- James Bastin, 14 Ann Street, St Helier - 12 June 1940, D/Y/A/106
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