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Colville family page

The Jersey family started with Nicolas Colville and Rachel Bisson in the 1770s


The St Lawrence baptism record of of Anne Elizabeth Colville in 1826

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Origins of surname

This name either originated with an inhabitant of Colwell in Cumberland or Devon, or of Colleville, in the department of Seine-Maritime in northern France.

Early records

The first record of the name in Jersey was of the marriage of Nicolas Colville to Rachel Bisson in St Martin in 1769. Several online trees suggest that Nicolas was born in St Saviour in 1838 or 1844, but there is no record of this and the trees appear to have largely been copied from each other.


  • Colvill
  • Colville
  • Colleville
  • de Colleville

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Family wills

These wills created by members of the Colville 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

  • Colville : Nicolas , of St Brelade 21/10/1807 Bequeaths to the poor of St Brelade, £6 of French currency - Unknown date , 21/Oct/1809 , D/Y/A/17/110
  • Colville : Thomas , of St John, now of St Helier 16/05/1845 Bequeaths to the poor of St Helier, 5s - Unknown date , 21/Aug/1845 , D/Y/A/26/28


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