Origins of surname
We can find no specific derivation for this French surname, but assume that it has the same origins as Guenon and Guenot, which come from the Germanic Wanon, from the root wan-, meaning hope. Although it arrived in Jersey from nearby Brittany, it would appear that the name originally came from further south, in the Loire Atlantique.
The family have always understood that it is associated with the Breton word for white, thus, traditionally recognise the name as meaning "The white haired".
The family did not arrive in Jersey until about 1908, when Louis Jean Marie Gueno, of Langueux, Cotes d'Armor, Brittany, married Louisa Jeanne Marie Michel at St Saviour's Parish Church in Jersey. The couple had five sons . Correction; Louisa Jeanne Marie Michel was born in St Saviour, Jersey of a Norman father an Breton mother
- Gueno baptisms in Jersey
- Gueno marriages in Jersey (groom)
- Gueno marriages in Jersey (bride)
- Gueno burials in Jersey
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- A further three graves exist, two in St Saviour's parish church though one does not have a headstone and one in St Martin's catholic cemetery.
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