Boucault family page
Flower grower Jean Louis Boucault
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Origins of surname
We have no information on the derivation of this French surname, which came to Jersey from Brittany. However, it is likely that, as with other surnames starting Bouc-, the derivation is from the French bourg-, ultimately from the Germanic buk-, signifying someone living in a fortified area.
However, if the name is a true variant of Boucaud, it could also signify someone living in or near a little wood.
Jean Louis Boucault, from Lantic, France, and married to Marie Francoise, arrived in Jersey around 1900 and had five children. (See tree below). His brother also settled in Jersey and there are descendants of both branches of the family in Jersey today.
Lantic is part of the commune of Ploeuc-sur-Lie in the department of Cotes d'Armor in north Brittany, from where a significant number of today's Jersey families came as seasonal farmworkers in the second half of the 19th century.
- Descendants of Jean Louis Boucault
- Descendants of Francois Marie Boucault, expands on the above tree
These wills created by members of the Boucault family are now held by Jersey Archive. By visiting the archive site and using the names, dates and reference numbers 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 1980, and how to search for your family's wills there, visit our Jersey wills page
- Boucault : Albert Francois , of 72, Le Marais, St Clement - 19/Dec/1977 , 19/Dec/1977 , D/Y/B1/270/43
- Boucault : Jean Louis , of Alexandre Home, Longueville, St Saviour and formerly of La Maison du Veau Tocque, Ouaisne, St Brelade - 13/Jul/1979 , 01/Feb/1980 , D/Y/B1/314/28
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