Jaunay Distribution in Australasia
only concentration of Jaunays outside France is to be found
in Australia and New Zealand.
As with the survey of the subscribers listed in the French
Telephone Directory a parallel survey was undertaken for
Frank Cunningham Jaunay and his brother Jules Gilmour Jaunay
emigrated to Australia in the second half of the nineteenth
century and their descendants now live in South Australia,
Western Australia, Quensland and New Zealand.
As is expected the actual number of Jaunays is greater than
the number of telephone subscribers. Determining this factor
is quite difficult. Currently living in Australasia there
are forty-two Jaunays in the author's family whereas there
are only twenty Jaunays listed as telephone subscribers.
This factor [2.1] if applied throughout the world, that
is to the 181 French Jaunays, we have a total current [estimated]
world population of 468 Jaunays. A rare family name!
As new telephone lists are posted to the Internet, they
are searched. To date no Jaunays have been located in Central
and North America. Indeed outside of France, Australasia
and England, there have only been two recordings of a Jaunay
since 1700. One was a female bearing a child in Cuba in
1803 and the other was a missionary Jesuit Priest in North
America in the eighteenth century.
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