THE NAME RABET & IT’S ORIGINS
Surname variations: Rabet, Rabit
(These are the only two ways I have seen this name spelt in the records).
More than likely of french origins the name Rabet has been another difficult family to research. From the research I have done the name Rabet comes up in the Jersey Archive records very little before the turn of the century 1900. The majority of those that did arrive in Jersey at this time were from France, and on most of their records ‘Ploeuc’ is written as their birthplace. Ploeuc is part of Brittany, which is not far from St. Malo. Their are two towns with the word Plouec in the title and both are near a place called ‘La Croix Rabet‘ in Henon. According to Wikipedia there is also a place called Bretteville-le-Rabet which ”is a commune in the Calvados department in the Basse-Normandie region in north-western France.”
To read more about french immigration to Jersey click on the following link:
It is incredibly interesting and gives a good insight into the history of Brittany as well as the reasons for the great influx of Breton farmworkers into Jersey, which includes my Rabet ancestors.
MY RABET ANCESTORS
Joseph Rabet – born circa 1800
Marie Le Breton (wife of Joseph) – born circa 1800
Pierre Rabet – born ? (son of Joseph c.1800 and father of Yves M. Rabet b.1856)
Isaac Rabet – born 1828 (father of Jeanne M. Rabet b. 1864)
Francois Rabet - 17 December 1852
Yves Marie Rabet – b.1856 in Ploeuc, Brittany, France
Jeanne Marie Rabet - born 4th September 1864 in Ploeuc, Brittany, France (wife of Yves Marie Rabet b.1856)
Yves Marie Rabet (b.1856) married Jeanne Marie Rabet on the 30th July 1885 in St. Helier, Jersey and had the following children:
Raymond Rabet – born 16 November1895, St. Helier, Jersey
- Raymond married Mabel Annie Freda Fox and had the following children: Joan Irene Rabet, Gordon William Rabet, Raymond Frank Rabet, Yvonne Doreen Rabet.
Ada Maud Rabet – 1899, Trinity, Jersey
- Ada married Peter Le Vannais and had the following children: Eric Eve Le Vannais, Jeanette Ada Le Vannais, Lorraine Muriel Le Vannais.
Hilda Rabet – 1899 (unsure if Hilda and Ada are the same person?)
Alice Rabet – 1901? Trinity
Henri Yves Rabet – born 8 March 1902 (my great grandfather)
William Charles Rabet AKA ‘Bill’ – 25 March 1908, St. Saviours, Jersey
Albert Rabet AKA ‘Bertie’ - 1905, St. Saviour’s, Jersey
Henri Yves Rabet (1902) married Florence Anna Gallienne and had the following children:
Barbara Florence Rabet - born 3rd June 1925
Grace Jeanne Rabet - born 26th June 1927, St. Saviour’s, Jersey (my grandmother)
Henry Albert Rabet – born 25th September 1928