Abraham

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Abraham family page
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The presence of the Abraham family in Jersey dates back to the 1830s. They probably came to the island from France

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Eva Mildred May Abraham (1923-1996) in 1936


Record Search


Direct links to lists of baptisms, marriages and burials for the Abraham family can be found under Family Records opposite. If you want to search for records for a spelling variant of Abraham, or for any other family name, just click below on the first letter of the family name you are interested in. This will open a new tab in your browser giving you a list of family names beginning with that letter, for which there are baptism records in our database of half a million church and public registry records.

You can also select marriages or burials. Select the name you want and when the list of records is displayed you can easily refine the search, choosing a single parish, given name(s) and/or start and end dates.

The records are displayed 30 to a page, but by selecting the yellow Wiki Table option at the top left of the page you can open a full, scrollable list. This list will either be displayed in a new tab or a pop-up window. You may have to edit the settings of your browser to allow pop-up windows for www.jerripediabmd.net. For the small number of family names for which a search generates more than 1,500 records you will have to refine your search (perhaps using start or end dates) to reduce the number of records found.

New records

From August 2020 we have started adding records from non-Anglican churches, and this process will continue as more records, held by Jersey Archive, are digitised and indexed. Our database now includes buttons enabling a search within registers of Roman Catholic, Methodist and other non-conformist churches. These records will automatically appear within the results of any search made from this page.

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Origins of surname

This surname, found throughout Europe in various spellings, dates to before the 12th century when it was one of the many surnames of Hebrew influence which were given by returning Crusaders to their children, in recognition of their fathers' visit to the Holy Land, and which subsequently became surnames. Abraham translates as 'The father of the nation', and was borne by the first of the Jewish patriarchs, although the surname itself is not essentially Jewish. The 1086 Domesday Book for London, in the first known public recording, refers to Abraham, a priest.

Early records

The first baptisms on record in Jersey were those of Marie Elise and Alexandrine Victoria, the daughters of Jean Francois and Marie Le Boutillier, in St Lawrence in 1836 and 1839, suggesting that the name came from France. Jean and Marie were married in St Helier in 1835. The register entry describes Jean as coming from St Lawrence, but in the absence of any earlier baptism record, it seems likely that he was living there at the time of his marriage, rather than born there.

Another Jean, born in France in 1812, and married to Marie Langlois (1823- ) also settled in St Lawrence. Their five children were born there between 1840 and 1850.

The name arrived separately from England at more or less the same time, because the St Helier register contains the baptisms of Adolphus Montague Abraham, the son of Benjamin, of Kent, and Matilda Anley, in 1842. The couple had married in Jersey the previous year.

There is a record of a marriage of Isaac Abrahams and Alija Statton in St Helier in 1811, but no trace of any children.

Variants

These are the only known variants in Jersey

  • Abraham
  • Abrahams

Family records

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Church records

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Family members who served in the Great War


Notes on our list, abbreviations used etc

  • Corporal Alfred Lewis Philip Abraham
  • Alfred John Emile Abraham (1894- ), Mercantile Marine
  • Armand Walter Alfred Abraham, Private, Royal Fusiliers, ex RMIJ
  • Francis John Abraham (1901- ), Boy, 2nd class, HMS Vivid
  • John Peter Abraham (1872- ), Able Seaman, Mercantile Marine, ss Vauban
  • Walter Louis Alfred Abraham, Private


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Occupation records



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Family wills


These wills created by members of the Abraham family are now held by Jersey Archive. By visiting the archive site and using the names, dates and reference numbers shown here, it is possible to view a copy of each will. You will have to subscribe to the Archive's online service to do this. To find out more about this collection, which covers the period from 1663 to 1946, and how to search for your family's wills there, visit our Jersey wills page

  • Abraham : Arthur Leslie , of Rougemont, Ville a l'Eveque, Trinity - 26/Feb/1965 , 29/Jun/1978 , D/Y/B1/281/39
  • Abraham : Francis John , of Cranbourne, St Saviour - 10/Nov/1931 , 09/Apr/1964 , D/Y/B1/79/6
  • Abraham : Kenneth , of 233, Le Marais, St Clement and formerly of 9, Clos de Roncier, Rue au Blancq, St Clement - 05/Mar/1970 , 04/Dec/1975 , D/Y/B1/232/13
  • Abraham : Walter Joseph Alfred , 83 New Street, St Helier - 01/Oct/1935 , 18/Dec/1946 , D/Y/A/116/180


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Burial records



Family gravestones

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Tips

The church record links above will open in a new tab in your browser and generate the most up-to-date list of each set of records from our database. These lists replace earlier Family page baptism lists, which were not regularly updated. They have the added advantage that they produce a chronological listing for the family name in all parishes, so you do not have to search through A-Z indexes, parish by parish.

We have included some important spelling variants on some family pages, but it may be worth searching for records for a different spelling variant. Think of searching for variants with or without a prefix, such as Le or De. To search for further variants, or for any other family name, just click on the appropriate link below for the first letter of the family name, and a new tab will open, giving you the option to choose baptism, marriage or burial records. You will then see a list of available names for that type of record and you can select any name from that list. That will display all records of the chosen type for that family name, and you can narrow the search by adding a given name, selecting a parish or setting start and end dates in the form you will see above. You can also change the family name, or search for a partial name if you are not certain of the spelling

The records are displayed 30 to a page, but by selecting the yellow Wiki Table option at the top left of the page you can open a full, scrollable list. This list will either be displayed in a new tab or a pop-up window. You may have to edit the settings of your browser to allow pop-up windows for www.jerripediabmd.net. For the small number of family names for which a search generates more than 1,500 records you will have to refine your search (perhaps using start or end dates) to reduce the number of records found.

New records

Starting in August 2020 we are adding several thousand new records from the registers of Roman Catholic, Methodist and other non-conformist churches. These will appear in date order within a general search of the records and are also individually searchable within the database search form

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