Syvret family page
Charles Philip Syvret (1877-1931) and Mary Ann Syvret, nee Atkins (1878-1946). The couple emigrated to Ontario and had a son Edward and daughter Kathleen Florence
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Origin of Surname
Syvret, according to the Rev George Balleine's Derivation of Jersey Surnames is either a French form of Selfrid (Two Selfrids, Bishops of Chichester, are called Sifroi by the Norman Chroniclers) or of the Latin Severiacus.
It is also suggested that the surname is a development from the pre-7th century English personal name 'Sigeraed', meaning "Victory counsel". The name is one of the earliest on record and is found in the Domesday Book of 1086, although the recordings as Siret and Sired are baptismal. We have doubts that the name arrived in Jersey from England and support the view that it has French origins.
The coat of arms, granted in Jersey, has the blazon of a black field, charged with a silver lion rampant.
- Sivroy - found in some Jersey records
- Sivrait - found in some Jersey records
Possible variants, but we have doubts
- Descendants of Jacques Syvret
- Descendants of Philippe Syvret
- Descendants of Pierre Syvret
- Descendants of Michel Syvret
- Descendants of Daniel Syvret
- Descendants of Jacques Syvret - 2
- Descendants of Jean Syvret
- Descendants of George Syvret, correcting above tree and adding extra early generations and an extra descendancy NEW
- Descendants of Simeon Syvret
- Syvret baptisms in Jersey
- Syvret marriages in Jersey (groom)
- Syvret marriages in Jersey (bride)
- Syvret burials in Jersey
Biographies and family histories
- Privateer Jean Syvret
- Thomas Sivret, Rector and politician
- A terrible drowning tragedy at Greve de Lecq, how George Syvret and three friends lost their lives in 1890
Great War service
Emigrant to Canada
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Laura Dumaresq Syvret (38), of St Ouen, wife of Alfred John Romeril, appeared before the Royal Court in 1916 charged with robbery
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