Origins of surname
This name is derived from a medieval personal name 'Renaud', itself coming from the Old Norse personal name Rögnvalör, contracted from Reginvalör and the associated Germanic Raginwald - 'Ragin-' = 'advice' and '-wald' = 'powerful'.
The surname features in Jersey records from 1274.
The first Renault baptisms appear in the earliest St Saviour registers from 1542 and the family was firmly established in neighbouring Grouville from 1590 and through the 17th and into the 18th century. From the late 17th century it appears to have spread its wings into the northern parishes of St Mary, St Lawrence, St John and Trinity. It gave its name to La Ville ès Renauts, in Grouville.
The Pierre Jean Renault family tree (below) were new arrivals from France in the 19th century.
- Renault, 1607
- Renaut 1749
- Regnault 1607
- Reignold 1528
- Raynaud 1342
- Renaud, 1274
- Reynaud 1309
- Renaux, found in Normandy
- Descendants of Gion Renault, an early Jersey family
- Descendants of Jean Renault, a Trinity family
- Descendants of Elie Renault, a St Lawrence family
- Descendants of Pierre Jean Renault, newcomers from France in the 19th century
- Descendants of Thomas Renault, another later arrival from France
- Descendants of Jean Regnault: St Mary family Added 2022
- Renault baptisms in Jersey
- Renault marriages in Jersey (groom)
- Renault marriages in Jersey (bride)
- Renault burials in Jersey
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