Guiton family page
This family came to Jersey from France in the late 1750s
Emile Guiton and friends
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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'.
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
- Guy, and variations, are sometimes suggested as variants of Guiton
Guiton lineages in Jersey
Histories and biographies
- Guitons known to have captained Jersey vessels
- Walter Guiton, founder of the Jersey Evening Post
- Emile Guiton, photographer and historian
- The Bertrams of Massachusetts visit their Perchard, Touzel and Guiton relatives in Jersey Added 2016
- Jurat Sally Le Brocq and the Guiton family
Great War service
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
- Guitons were drapers at 30 King street in the 1830s and '40s
- The Guiton family were in business at 37, 39 and 41 Broad Street
Family photograph album
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A registered letter sent to Solicitor P P Guiton from Australia in 1900. This was Philip Perchard Guiton (1837-1907), previously a corn merchant
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