Origin of Surname
A wide variety of explanations have been put forward for the derivation of the Jersey surname Pallot.
It is suggested that the name is derived from the French surname Paillette, found in some numbers in Normandy today. There are also some 1,300 Pallots listed in the directory of telephone subscribers throughout France.
Paillette, found in Normandy as early as 1273, is derived from Medieval French paillettte (sequin), suggestion that it originally referred to a maker of gold and silver sequins; Paillette could also be the feminine form of paillet, old Fench for an ear of wheat, indicating a winnower.
Another theory, put forward by a French authority, is that Pallot is a variant of Pallas, who was a mythical Greek goddess.
The most recent suggestion, which seems to us to be highly logical, is that the name could be derived from a diminutive of the Biblical given name Paul. As Pierre gave rise to a diminutive, Pierrot then Perrot, Paul would have produced Paul(l)ot, and then Pallot. Moreover, the Jersey Norman-French pronunciation of Paul, as 'Pol', a given name once used regularly in families such as the Vaudins, is known to have given rise to the pronunciation of Pallot as 'Pollot'. The following article includes a suggestion that the name could be linked to the Paulet family from England, who held office as Bailiff and Governor in Jersey in the 16th century, but we can find no evidence to support this theory.
The name appears in the Assize Roll of 1309, with mention being made of Nicolaa, wife of Jean Pallot, and in the 1331 Extente, in which several of the name are shown as holding land in St Saviour and St Martin, being parishes long associated with the surname.
Guillaume Pallot was Rector of St Lawrence, 1337-1340.
Michel and Collas Pallot were archers at the Castle in 1338, as was Collas junior in 1340.
Collas, Guillaume and Jehan appear in the Jersey Chantry Certificate of 1550.
Baptismal records start in the early registers, with an entry in St Saviour in 1544.
Jean Pallot was one of the Undermasters at the one-time College de la Ville in 1600 and then Regent of St Mannelier Grammar School for no less than sixty years. His son, Josue Pallot, was Rector of St Clement, 1643-1652, and again after the Restoration of the Monarchy, 1660-1672. Between 1672-1693, Josue was Rector of Grouville.
- Pallot, 1309
- Palot, 1299
- Pallott 1342
- Palot Vitard 1299
- Descendants of Jean Pallot and Elizabeth Godfrey
- Descendants of Jean Pallot and Jeanne Faultrat
- Descendants of Abraham Pallot and Marie Messervy
- Descendants of Abraham Pallot, a different descendancy from a different source NEW
- Descendants of Charles Pallot
- Descendants of Edemond Pallot
- Descendants of Edemond Pallot 2 - overlaps previous tree with different descendancy
- Descendants of Philippe Pallot
- Descendants of Jean Pallot and Susan Gaudin Added 2018
- Descendants of Jean Pallot Added 2018
- Descendants of Collas Pallot Added 2021
- Pallot baptisms in Jersey
- Pallot marriages in Jersey (groom)
- Pallot marriages in Jersey (bride)
- Pallot burials in Jersey
Family histories and biographies
- Don Pallot, founder of Pallot's Steam Motor and General Museum
- Lyndon Charles Pallot, son of the above
- Memories of Olive Pallot NEW
Great War service
- Pallot Steam and Country Museum
- Philip Pallot was a draper at 20 King Street in the 1860s
- John Pallot was a hosier at 31 King Street in the early 1880s, followed by clothier P Pallot. It is not clear if and how they were related
- P Pallot was also at 33 King Street in the 1880s
- Abraham Pallot was running a bakery at 33 Halkett Place in the 1860s, followed by his son, also Abraham, in the 1870s
- Rachel Pallot and her sons ran a shoe manufacturing business at 36 Halkett Place in the 1860s and '70s
- Charles Pallot was a haberdasher at 46 Halkett Place from 1891
Occupation curfew cards
Abraham Pallot and his wife Amelia, nee Le Marquand. They married at the Town Church in 1891. Abraham, a plasterer, was born in St Lawrence in 1868, the son of shoemaker Philippe John and Emma, nee Adair; and Amelia in St Ouen in 1870, the daughter of farmer Philippe and Jane, nee Lempriere. Abraham's middle name, and his mother's maiden name, are wrongly shown as Ader in his baptism record. All other family records show Emma, nee Adair
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The grave of Great War casualty Alfred Pallot at Dovercourt (All Saints) Churchyard, Essex
The grave of Great War casualty Ernest Philip Pallot at Moeuvres Communal Cemetery Extension, near Cambrai
The grave of Great War casualty Philip Henry Pallot at Suzanne Communal Cemetery Extension, near Albert
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Notes and references
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- ↑ When this picture was posted to Facebook in 2019 John's wife was described as Ann, but marriage and census records show her as Susan, baptised Louisa Susan