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Guiton family page

This family came to Jersey from France in the late 1750s


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Origin of Surname

The surname Guiton is said by the Rev George Balleine's article on the derivation of Jersey names to come from the old French for 'page-boy'. However, other sources suggest that while of ancient French origin, this may be an occupational name for a professional guide, a very important role when maps were either non-existent or not to be trusted. This derivation is from the Old French word "gui" meaning a professional guide.

Yet another French source suggests that the name is derived from the old French personal name 'Witto', possibly via 'Guy'.

Early records

Jean Guiton and Marie Simoneau came to Jersey from France and married in 1758.

Variants found in Europe

  • Guiton, the only form encountered in Jersey
  • Guitonneau
  • Guitonnet
  • Guittoneau
  • Guittonneau
  • Guittonnet
  • Guy, and variations, are sometimes suggested as variants of Guiton

Family Records


Guiton lineages in Jersey




Histories and biographies


Great War service


Family wills

These wills created by members of the Guiton 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

  • Ann Guiton of St Helier - 4 March 1901, D/Y/A/60
  • Eliza Guiton, 35 Rouge Bouillon, St Helier - 15 July 1895, D/Y/A/54
  • Harriet Guiton of St Helier - 31 July 1901, D/Y/A/60
  • Jane Guiton of St Helier, widow of Charles Touzel - 20 November 1891, D/Y/A/50
  • Jean Guiton of St Helier, bequeaths to the poor of St Helier, £4 tournois of the order of the King 29 October 1785 - D/Y/A/13
  • Jean Guiton of St Helier, Vingtaine of Mont au Pretre, bequeaths to the poor of the French Wesleyan Methodist Society, 40 livres of French currency 27 July 1841 - D/Y/A/25
  • John Guiton of St Helier - 22 December 1899, D/Y/A/58
  • Mabel Guiton, 8 Victoria Crescent - 14 December 1933, D/Y/A/95
  • Marie Guiton, of Auray - 14 January 1948, D/Y/A/119
  • Paul Guiton, Maisonette, La Rocque, St Clement, former manager of Lloyds Bank - 28 November 1932, D/Y/A/93
  • Peter Guiton, St Helier desires his executors to sell 3 violins, one by Joseph Guarnerins, one by Sanctus Serafino and the other by Kloz - 26 February 1915, D/Y/A/74
  • Philip Guiton, 31 Bath Street, St Helier, corn and flour merchant - 4 September 1907, D/Y/A/66
  • Rosa Guiton, 8 Patriotic Place, St Helier, spinster , D/Y/A/119

Family businesses

John James Guiton and Co Banknote

Family photograph album

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Family gravestones

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