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Origins & roots
in Neuchâtel county...
surname finds its origin (XIVth
century) in a few villages in the cantons
(states) of Neuchâtel
and Vaud counties. A 14th century document
states "Junod" as a first
name (Marin-Epagnier, Neuchâtel county).
Hausmann, genealogist proposes the following etymology:
is a first name which comes from Jeannod, little Jean.
In a text (in French) from Matile, there is first the mention
of a Johannier which is called some lines further
Juxnier (Matile, Georges Auguste, Monuments
of the History of Neuchâtel, Neuchâtel 1844,
T.I, p. 178 and 181, act n° 210 dating about 1280).
Junier thus seems to be a local dialect form of Jeannier (via
Juxnier). If one proceeds
same way with Johannod, that would result in Junod.
"Armorial valaisan, Zürich, 1846" confirms
the above, stating :
Genod, Genoz, Genau, Genaud, Ginoud, Ginod, Ginot, Ginodus,
Junod, Jenod, from the ancient first name Jennod, derived from Johannodus [Jeannod],
short for Jean ...."
Auvernier & Junod*
Tripet & Colin - 1707. Variation : silver instead of gold)
Roots of different
branches : Junod, Junod-dit-Banderet,
Junod-dit-Chauvillier and Junod-dit-Lauxerrois.
For those last two surnames, it seems that one of them at least does not find its roots in the surname Junod.
little under 1300 people have been
transcribed, first from the first known:
Jaquet Droge alias Junod - towards
the end of the 15th century
until the middle of the 17th century,
then from the end of the 18th until
extinct branch of Junod that originated
before from the village of Boudevilliers,
before the 15th century.
of 100 people were transcribed since
its roots : Jehan Junod, who came from
Boudevilliers gave the branch later
known as Junod-dit-Jeanneret,
extinguished since the 19th century
- and Junod d'Estochet whose ancestor
Perroud Estochet recognizes properties
in Cornaux in 1375.
neuchâtelois: Notary I. Huguenin - 1660)
and commune of origin of my branch
with over 8'000 direct
descendants of Gérard, son of Jehan, grandson of Regnault Junod.
Gérard settled in Lignières around 1520.
Research enabled us to assess that a brother of Regnault, named Jean (or Jehan) Junod-dit-Sallier, gave the start
to the Cellier family that settled
in and took the origin of La Neuveville, Dr Clottu research). Ten years later, the latter's son, Jean Junod aka Salier, notary, married Janette Mayor of La Neuveville and became the family root of the CELLIER.
Based on research by Prof. Dr. François E. Cellier, starvation led these families to leave Nods.
As to the CHIFFELLE, a branch of that family also left Nods to settle in Lignières around 1520. DNA analysis concluded formally that the Junod and the Cellier shared the same common ancestor : a CHIFFELLE who lived in Nods around 1400. This ancestor is the root of all current Chiffelle, Tschiffely, Schifley, etc. families.
Dr. Paul de Quervain, archivist in the small town of La Neuveville wrote an article in 1941 and, basing his research on a genealogy work dating from 1608, established that a Hans Tschiffeli arrived in the area from Sursee (LU) during the 14th century with his spouse Kathrina von Roseneck, both ancestors of all Junod, Cellier, Chiffelle, Tschiffely, Schiffley...
This same genealogy indicated that this family came originally from Lucca in Italy during the 13th century. Dr de Quervain speculated that their surname was then Cipelli (sometimes spelled Ciphelli). In subsequent research we could not find any trace of a Cipelli or Ciphelli in the Lucca area. It would be very interesting to be able to convince a Cipelli, Ciphelli desendant take a quick and simple DNA analysis to confirm ...
which originates from NODS, neighbor
village of Lignières but located
in the Canton (State) of Bern. Simon Pierre Junod,
from Nods, naturalized in this country
(Wavre). Lives in Vilars for 5 years
where he held a cabaret (bar) during