Origin of Surname
This French name has as many variants throughout the country as any other we have encountered. Journeaux is the spelling found in Normandy and Picardy in the north of the country. The variant 'Journal' gives a clue to the derivation of the name. Jour is French for 'day' and a journal was the area which could be worked by a labourer in the course of a day. This gave rise to placenames such as Journet and Journaux, subsequently applied to the people who came from there.
The earliest recorded holder of the name in Jersey was Philippe Journeaulx, Seigneur of Catelet about 1456.
Jehannet Journeaulx is included in the Jersey Chantry Certificate of 1550.
Baptism records go back to 1550 and the name is still found in Jersey today.
Found in Jersey
- Journeaux, 1515
- Journeaulx, 1528
- Jornyaulx 1515
- Journeaux baptisms in Jersey
- Journeaux marriages in Jersey (groom)
- Journeaux marriages in Jersey (bride)
- Journeaux burials in Jersey
- Descendants of Philippe Journeaulx
- Journeaux of Hougue Mauger and Ville aux Scretz
- Descendants of Clement Journeaux
- Descendants of Edouard Journeaux
- Descendants of Francois Journeaux Added 2016
- Descendants of Philip Journeaux Added 2016
- Descendants of Jean Journeaux Added 2021
Société Jersiaise Library records
- Bertram records in La Société Jersiaise Library, including references to members of the Journeaux family Added 2018
Great War service
A postcard sent to Mr and Mrs Journeaux in Beach Road in 1911. The census of that year and church records enable us to identify them as John Philip Journeaux (1859- ) and his wife Mary Ann Elise, nee Renouf (1858- ) and trace John Philip's ancestry back through eight generations.
Francis Winter Journeaux  and Valentine, nee Langeard, and their children
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Notes and references
- ↑ A brickmaker, his marriage record shows him as of 'full age' when he married Valentine, then 23, in 1886. He was actually 39