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Bourinot family page


John George Bourinot, born in Grouville in 1813, emigrated to Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. He was one of the island's most prominent citizens, representing Cape Breton County in the Nova Scotia House of Assembly from 1859 to 1867 and serving in the Senate in Ottawa from 1867 until his death in 1884

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Origins of surname

The spelling Bourinot found in Jersey is less common in France than Bourineau, which is pronounced the same. This spelling suggests a diminuitive of bourine, a small rural house in the Vendee department of France. The name may ultimately be derived from burrus, the Latin for 'red headed'

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The first appearance of this surname in Jersey records was in Grouville in the mid-18th century


  • Bourinot
  • Bourin
  • Bourineau

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  • Elizabeth Bourinot of Grouville, now of St Helier s - 15 January 1867, D/Y/A/33
  • Jeanne Bourinot of Grouville, now of St Helier, - 11 February 1867, D/Y/A/33
  • Pierre Bourinot of Grouville, now of St Helier, 12 November 1835 - D/Y/A/23
  • John Bourinot, desires to be buried in St Helier's cemetery, 26 April 1832 - D/Y/A/22


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