Bellenger family page
The origin of this family is something of a mystery. Although French sounding, it is probably more likely that the family in Jersey originated from England.
The 1772 record of the baptism of Clement Bellenger in St Brelade
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Origins of surname
A variant of Beranger, this name is derived from the Germanic personal name Berengari, from beren = bear and gari = spear. The name is found in a wide variety of spellings through France, but is not particularly common in those regions close to Jersey - Brittany and Normandy.
The name first appears in Jersey church records in 1760 with the baptism of five children of Pierre and Madelaine Carrell in St Brelade. All baptism records are found in that parish's registers.
Bellenger Bélanger Bellengé Bellengez Bellengier Béranger Bellanger
Births and baptisms
These wills created by members of the Bellenger 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 1980, and how to search for your family's wills there, visit our Jersey wills page
- Bellenger : Clement , of St Brelade 08/05/1829 Bequeaths to the poor of St Brelade, £24 of French currency - Unknown date , 26/Aug/1831 , D/Y/A/22/28
- Bellenger : David , of St Brelade : - 19/Dec/1883 , 12/Jul/1890 , D/Y/A/49/44