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Agnes family page

A single family, possibly originally refugees from Normandy in the 17th century, can be traced through Jersey records


Theodore Agnes, killed in the Great War

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Origin of Surname

The name Agnes is derived from a given name, and can be linked back to Saint Agnes, a 4th century Roman martyr. The name should not be pronounced like the female personal name, but as 'un-yes', although some Jersey families have adopted the English pronunciation.

The family is believed to have come to Jersey as refugees from Normandy in the late 17th century. There are still a fair number of Agnes in Normandy today, but there seems only to have been one family in Jersey. One branch emigrated to the USA.

Although the variation l'Agnes is found in Jersey church records, it is believed to be an error because all the baptisms registered before 1842 can be linked to the single family tree below.


  • Agnes
  • l'Agnes

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Family members killed in the Great War

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Family wills

These wills created by members of the Adams family (and variants) 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 1948, and how to search for your family's wills there, visit our Jersey wills page

  • John Agnes - 7 November 1919, D/Y/A/79
  • François Agnés of St Helier, now of St Peter, desires to be buried in St Peter's Cemetery, bequeaths to the poor of St Peter, 24 livres of French currency 21 October 1851 - D/Y/A/27
  • Jean Agnès of St Peter, bequeaths to the poor of St Peter 5s - 3 June 1885, D/Y/A/44
  • Edwin Agnes, bequeaths to Eva Ann Agnes Bel Hogard, St Mary, Les Echaufords, St Mary - 27 May 1926, D/Y/A/86
  • John Agnés, St Helier - 20 March 1906, D/Y/A/65

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