Des Reaux

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Des Reaux family page


A picture from a Canadian album of J A Desreaux

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Origin of surname

A person from one of several French communes named Reaux, meaning a royal domaine or one with a stream. The name is most common in Seine-Maritime but it is also found in Charente-Maritime.

Early records

Only one relatively small family is known in Jersey, starting with Adrian, who came to the island some time in the late 18th century - possibly a Huguenot refugee - married Jeanne Laffolley and started a family which remained almost entirely in St Peter.


  • des Reaux
  • Desrieaux
  • Desreaux, common French spelling also found in Jersey
  • Réau, France
  • Réaud, France
  • Réault, France

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Family wills

These wills created by members of the Des Reaux 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 1948, and how to search for your family's wills there, visit our Jersey wills page

  • Jeanne Desrieaux of St Helier, bequeaths to the poor of St Helier, 10s, and the poor of the chapel of Monsieur Perrot, 10s 11 February 1846 - D/Y/A/26
  • William Désriaux of St Peter, desires to be buried in St Peter, bequeaths to the poor of St Peter, £50 of French currency 7 October 1831 - D/Y/A/22

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