Origin of Surname
This is a surname of medieval French origin but opinions differ on whether it describes a maker of bonnets, someone who lives by a "little gate"; ie, the gatehouse of a castle or manor (barre and petit); or, as George Balleine suggests in his work on the Derivation of Jersey Surnames, someone with a big beard. Barthr, the big-bearded viking, is Baret in French records.
Early members of the family
Isaac Barette and his wife of the Vingtaine of Rondin, attended communion in Trinity in 1613 
The family is known in Jersey since the start of the 17th century and may well be of Huguenot origin.
- Barret (found in France)
- Barrett (English spelling)
- Barette baptisms in Jersey
- Barette marriages in Jersey (groom)
- Barette marriages in Jersey (bride)
- Barette burials in Jersey
Great War service
Les Marais Farm, St Mary
An envelope addressed to Mrs C J Barette at Victoria Avenue during the German Occupation. This was Clara Jane Barette, nee Le Brocq, born in 1879
The Occupation curfew pass issued to Eldon Barette as a member of the Honorary Police 
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Notes and references
- ↑ Extrait du Registre de la Paroisse de la Trinité (1613), in ABSJ, 1, 368
- ↑ This card is held by Jersey Archive. Visit The Archive online catalogue for more information. A subscription may be needed to view some of the site's content