Origins of surname
The name is derived from the Germanic Hrodwald, meaning 'glorious ruler'. It is mainly found in Brittany. The family in the tree below came from St Jacut du Mene in Cotes d'Armor.
The name appears in Jersey church records at the turn of the 16th-17th century, and in other records as early as 1515, but must have died out. It reappears early in the 20th century with the arrival of Eugene Rouault from Brittany.
- Rovault 1607
- Roault 1515
- Rouault baptisms in Jersey
- Rouault marriages in Jersey (groom)
- Rouault marriages in Jersey (bride)
- Rouault burials in Jersey
Great War service
Sons of Charles Francois and Eliza Jane, nee Abraham
- Ernest William Ruaux (1883-1916) (St Mt) Leading Seaman HM Submarine E18, lost when vessel struck mine
- George Frederick Ruaux MM (1881- ) (St Mt) Private, RGLI
- Philip George Ruaux (1887- ) (St Mt) Private, Labour Corps
- Charles Edward Ruaux (1901- ) (St H) son of Charles Francis and Louisa, Boy Signaller RN, HMS Malaya
This will created by a member of the Rouault family is now held by Jersey Archive. By visiting the archive site and using the names, date and reference number 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
- Emile Rouault, Alfriston House Trinity - 16 April 1947, D/Y/A/117
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