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Cabdleu family page

It is uncertain whether the Cabeldu and Gabeldu families in Jersey are synonymous, variants, or just mis-spellings


A family gathering of Cabeldus and Hamons

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Origin of Surname

Little is known about the origin of this name, which has been present in Jersey since at least the early 18th century. It may be of Huguenot origin. It is assumed that Gabeldu is a variant, or even mis-spelling, but this is by no means certain. It does not help with any attempt to discover a derivation for the name(s).

Early records

The first appearance of the name in Jersey records is the marriage of Guillaume Cabeldu and Catherine Le Brocq in St Mary in 1763. Guillaume is shown as 'of St Mary' in the register, but there is no record of his birth or baptism in the island. The first baptisms are those of the couple's children. A small number of Gabeldu records date from the 1840s onwards.


  • Cabeldu
  • Cabeldue
  • Cabelduc
  • Capelduc
  • Gabeldu

Family records


Family trees




Family histories


Great War service


Family wills

These will created by members of the Cabeldu/Gabeldu family are now held by Jersey Archive. By visiting the archive site and using the names, date and reference number 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

  • Walter Cabeldu, 16 Havelock Road, Southsea, Portsmouth, Hants - 29 January 1936, D/Y/A/98

  • Adelina Gabeldu, St Peters, desires to be buried in St Peters Cemetery - 1 May 1938, D/Y/A/102
  • Clara Gabeldu, St Peter - 28 February 1929, D/Y/A/89
  • Elizabeth Gabeldu - 5 July 1890, D/Y/A/49
  • Elizabeth Gabeldu of Falkland Villas, the Greenway, Hillingdon, Middlesex - 6 January 1894, D/Y/A/53
  • Marie Gabeldu of St Helier, widow of Charles Hamon - 22 January 1879, D/Y/A/40
  • Philip Gabeldu, 2 Knysna Villas, Samares, St Clement - 18 March 1942, D/Y/A/109
  • Philippe Gabeldu of St Mary - 29 January 1898, D/Y/A/57
  • Philippe Gabeldu of St Mary, bequeaths to the poor of St Mary 1 shilling - 5 January 1875, D/Y/A/38

Notable family members

Alfred Cabeldu ran the Fort d'Auvergne Hotel at Havre des Pas from 1930 until after the Second World War.

Alfred's son Malcolm and friends strolling along the promenade at Havre des pas in 1939, shortly before he enlisted in the Army

Family gravestones

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