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Jean Jacques d'Authreau (seated left) and members of his family

Origin of surname

Although presumably of French origin, we have found nothing which gives a clue to the derivation of this name.

Early records

The first d'Authreau on record in Jersey is Jean Jacques Dauthereau, who was born in Bordeaux, and came to the island in the early 19th century. His father was Joseph Marie Dauthreau, a Parisien, the son of Claude.

Jean Jacques was married first to Marie Adeline Lacouture in 1818, and it appears that their two children, Jeanne Erminie (1819- ) and Catherine Cora Octavie (1820- ) came to Jersey with their father because Jeanne married Philippe Gruchy. Jean Jacques married for a second time in Jersey in 1832. The name of his wife is something of a mystery because she is shown in the St Helier marriage register as Marie Brown, but the baptism register shows the births of three children to Jean Jacques and Mary Ann Pluck in 1832, 1834 and 1836.


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War service

Christian d'Authreau (second left)and fellow members of a Maxim gun crew

Six members of the family served in the Armed Forces in or just after the First World War. There were two sets of three brothers Frederick Powell, Christian Harold and William Victor d'Authreau, and their cousins Charles John, Edward George and Frederick James d'Authreau.

The elder brother of Frederick, Christian and William - Edward Joseph d'Authreau - served in South Africa in the second Boer War from 1899 to 1902.

Christian was one of the mainstays of the Jersey Company which joined the Royal Irish Rifles, being promoted to Company Sergeant Major and later serving in the 2nd Battalion of the Hampshire Regiment. He was wounded in active service, mentioned in despatches and awarded the French Medaille Militaire in May 1917.

Sons of Jean Jacques d'Authreau and Fanny Britenden Healey

Sons of William Victor d'Authreau and Jane Rachel Renouf

  • Charles John d'Authreau (1896- ) (St H), Sapper, RE
  • Edward George d'Authreau (St H) Aircraft Mechanic RAF
  • Frederick James d'Authreau (1903- ) (St H) Boy Artificer RN, HMS Fisgard

Notes on our list, abbreviations used etc


Family wills

These wills created by members of the d'Authreau 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

  • d'Authreau : Adele Elizabeth , of The Warren, Gorey, St Martin - 21/Apr/1964 , 14/May/1965 , D/Y/B1/86/36
  • d'Authreau : Charles John , of Sables d'Or, Samares, St Clement - 17/Aug/1954 , 05/May/1971 , D/Y/B1/158/36
  • d'Authreau : Dorothy Gladys , widow of Emile Nicholas Pallot, of Swainton, No 7, Southlands, Green Road, St Clement - 14/Sep/1976 , 18/Jun/1979 , D/Y/B1/301/47
  • d'Authreau : William Victor , of 87, St Mark's Road, St Saviour - 18/Jun/1960 , 03/Jul/1970 , D/Y/B1/147/15

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