De la Taste

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John de la Taste


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Direct links to lists of baptisms, marriages and burials for the de La Taste family can be found under Family Records opposite. If you want to search for records for a spelling variant of de La Taste, 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

It is suggested that this surname is derived from an early French form of tete (head) and was applied to someone with a big head, either literally or figuratively.

Early records

The de la Taste family arrived in Jersey in the mid-18th century in the shape of Jean, who was married to Marie Susanne Sauze at St Helier's Parish Church on 17 March 1736. Payne's Armorial of Jersey says that Jean was one of the final wave of Huguenot refugees who fled their homeland in the 1720s after the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes. However, he was not born until 1707, over 20 years after the Revocation, and no other member of his family fled France, so it appears that Payne may have been wrong and that Jean left his home at Saintes, near Bordeaux, for different reasons. Payne says that he settled first in Spain but finally moved to Jersey, where he married in 1736. Payne and a French online family tree give his wife's name as 'Souzé', but it appears in Jersey Church records as 'Sauzé'. Jean's father was also Jean, and it appears that he visited Jersey to be a godparent at the baptism of his first grandchild. Jean's parents, siblings and extended family continued to live in the Saintonge area of France. Almost all those members of the family born in Jersey are shown in the tree below, which has been newly expanded to show much more of the French family.

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Great War service


Notes on our list, abbreviations used etc

  • Herbert Colin de La Taste (1899- ) (St H) son of Herbert Gerald and Katherine De Salis, OV, 2nd-Lieutenant, Sherwood Foresters
  • John Mellish de La Taste (1875- ) (St H) son of John James and Elvina, OV, Captain RE


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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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