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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.


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