A'Court

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A'Court family page
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The origins of this name are something of a mystery. Although French sounding, it is probably more likely that the family in Jersey originated from England.

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Capt John A'Court, Master of the Cutty Sark, 1879-80


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Direct links to lists of baptisms, marriages and burials for the A'Court family can be found under Family Records opposite. If you want to search for records for a spelling variant of A'Court, or for any other family name, just click below on the first letter of the family name you are interested in. This will open a new tab in your browser giving you a list of family names beginning with that letter, for which there are baptism records in our database of half a million church and public registry records.

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Origin of surname

This name appears to be of French origin and has three possible derivations. It may have referred to someone who was 'at Court' - part of a Royal retinue; or it referred to someone who lived in a courtyard; or, derived from the ancient work curt, meaning small, it referred to a small person, or perversely, a large one.

Neither the form A'Court, nor Court, is found in Normandy records and there are no Jersey records before the mid-19th century, suggesting that it is actually of English, rather than French origin

The Surname Database is clear that this is an English surname, closely associated with the order of society in feudal times, and refers to the residence of a noble or the lord of the manor, and by extension to one either living or employed at such a place. It derives from the Old French word courte, from the Latin cohortis, meaning literally a walled enclosure, but by extension a fortified place.

Early Jersey records

Three apparently distinct families make an appearance in the 1840s. See trees below

Variations

  • A'Court
  • Acourt
  • Cour
  • Court
  • Cort
  • Corte
  • Curt
  • de La Cour (a distinct family in Jersey)

Family records

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Family trees



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Church records

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Family members who served in the Great War


Notes on our list, abbreviations used etc

  • George A'Court (1876- ), Mercantile Marine
  • Henry Clifford A'Court (1900- ), Air Mechanic 3rd Class, RAF
  • James Henry A'Court (1898- ), Able Seaman RN, HMS Queen Elizabeth
  • John Francis A'Court, Gunner, Royal Garrison Artillery, ex RMIJ
  • John Joseph A'Court, (1897- ) Leading signaller RN, HMS Gynner, HMS Tiverton
  • Joseph George A'Court, (1901- ) Stoker 1st Class RN, HMS Victory II


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Occupation records



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Family wills


These wills created by members of the A'Court family from 1663 to 1978 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 and how to search for your family's wills there, visit our Jersey wills page

  • Acourt: Eliza ,Oxford Cottage, Cueillette de Leoville, St Ouen, widow of John Philip Hacquoil - 21/Jun/1928 , 4/May/1929 , D/Y/A/89/96
  • Acourt: Francis John ,of St Ouen - 30/Nov/1918 , 10/Jan/1928 , D/Y/A/88/6
  • Acourt: Henry Dixon ,of East View, Greve d'Azette, St Clement - 17/Mar/1956 , 21/Nov/1958 , D/Y/B1/51/28
  • Acourt: John ,L'Etacq, St Ouen - 6/Sep/1911 , 14/Dec/1926 , D/Y/A/86/151
  • Acourt: Kate ,nee Acourt of Elizabeth Lane, St Helier - 4/Mar/1942 , 1/Mar/1950 , D/Y/B1/4/23
  • A'Court: Ada ,widow of John du Heaume, of Millais Villa, St Ouen - 14/Nov/1973 , 14/Nov/1973 , D/Y/B1/197/33
  • A'Court: Ethel Gertrude ,of Les Vagues, Greve d'Azette, St Clement - 28/Nov/1975 , 2/Feb/1978 , D/Y/B1/273/10
  • A'Court: Henry Clifford ,of Brampton, Wellington Road, St Saviour - 7/Feb/1975 , 8/Jan/1976 , D/Y/B1/233/26
  • A'Court; John ,of Champ Donne, St Ouen - 11/Sep/1971 , 2/May/1973 , D/Y/B1/189/47


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Burial records


Capt John A'Court, his wife Amelia, nee Syvret, and children Amelia, Ada, John, Francis and Philip

Family gravestones

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Tips

The church record links above will open in a new tab in your browser and generate the most up-to-date list of each set of records from our database. These lists replace earlier Family page baptism lists, which were not regularly updated. They have the added advantage that they produce a chronological listing for the family name in all parishes, so you do not have to search through A-Z indexes, parish by parish.

We have included some important spelling variants on some family pages, but it may be worth searching for records for a different spelling variant. Think of searching for variants with or without a prefix, such as Le or De. To search for further variants, or for any other family name, just click on the appropriate link below for the first letter of the family name, and a new tab will open, giving you the option to choose baptism, marriage or burial records. You will then see a list of available names for that type of record and you can select any name from that list. That will display all records of the chosen type for that family name, and you can narrow the search by adding a given name, selecting a parish or setting start and end dates in the form you will see above. You can also change the family name, or search for a partial name if you are not certain of the spelling

The records are displayed 30 to a page, but by selecting the yellow Wiki Table option at the top left of the page you can open a full, scrollable list. This list will either be displayed in a new tab or a pop-up window. You may have to edit the settings of your browser to allow pop-up windows for www.jerripediabmd.net. For the small number of family names for which a search generates more than 1,500 records you will have to refine your search (perhaps using start or end dates) to reduce the number of records found.

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