Origin of Surname
Surprisingly for such a long-established Jersey name, which remains common today, no information on its derivation is provided by George Balleine in his Derivation of Jersey surnames.
However, French sources, which confirm that the name is peculiar to Normandy and Brittany, suggest that the derivation is as simple as a diminuitive of Robin, itself a diminuitive of Robert.
It is believed that the family originated in Maine in central France and were prominent in the department of Vendée, but it is not known how or when they came to Jersey.
Binet family trees
Although we now have five substantial Binet trees, there are dozens of baptisms and marriages not included and we look forward to receiving information from our users about further trees
- Descendants of Jean Binet
- Descendants of Charles Binet Added 2016
- Descendants of Charles Binet - 2, a different Charles Expanded 2023
- Descendants of Clement Binet
- Descendants of Philippe Binet, extended version of above
- The Binets of St Mary Added 2021
- Binet baptisms in Jersey
- Binet marriages in Jersey (groom)
- Binet marriages in Jersey (bride)
- Binet burials in Jersey
Great War service
World War 2 casualties
- Bel Respiro, St Helier
Emigrant to Canada
19th century Court case
- Herbert Binet, watchmaker, at 3 King Street in the early 20th century
- Philip Binet was an ironmonger at 3 Broad Street in the second half of the 19th century
- Carter Richard Binet operated from 33 Broad Street in the 1870s and '80s
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