Wyatt

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The family name appears in Jersey from 1801 when Henry Wyatt married Mary Pendal at St Saviour's Church. They had five daughters, but no sons.

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Olive Wyatt (1900-1978, d Jersey)


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Origins of surname

This is one of several different surnames which have their origins in ancient words meaning 'brave in battle'. Wyatt is of Anglo-Saxon origin, derived from the personal names Wiot, Wyot or Gyot, originally Wigheard, which is made up of wig = 'war' and heard = 'hardy', 'brave' or 'strong'.

Early records

The name first figures in Jersey records in the first decade of the 19th century, and it appears that there were two or more, probably unrelated, Wyatt immigrants at about the same time.

The name is also found in Guernsey.

Variants

  • Wyatt

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Family wills


These wills created by members of the Wyatt 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

  • John Wyatt of St Helier - 6 April 1865, D/Y/A/32
  • George Wyatt, 8 Queens Road, St Helier - 1 June 1909, D/Y/A/68

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