I don't know if this sheds any light on the matter but it is commonplace in old french families in Jersey (Channel Islands) to give the first born son the maiden name of the mother as their middle name. Hence the Avery. This practice largely stopped with the influx of English blood after world war 2.
Many Huguenot families sought refuge in the Channel Islands during the French war of Religion. This would explain why they might not show in the old records of France or England. Jersey census records are written in French and are largely military records predating British Census figures.
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