De Faye

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This family is best known for its David Place pharmacy where eau-de-cologne was manufactured and spring water bottled

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De Faye perfume bottle label


Record Search


Direct links to lists of baptisms, marriages and burials for the de Faye family can be found under Family Records opposite. If you want to search for records for a spelling variant of de Faye, or for any other family name, just click below on the first letter of the family name you are interested in. This will open a new tab in your browser giving you a list of family names beginning with that letter, for which there are baptism records in our database of half a million church and public registry records.

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Origin of Surname

Faye is thought to be derived from the Latin fagus (beech) and suggests that the original de Faye lived by a beech tree. The name is not found in Normandy and it is believed that the founder of the Jersey family was a Huguenot refugee in the 18th century. The name is most common in the Limousin region of France.

Early records

There does not appear to have been a single immigrant to Jersey. The great-grandfather of Eugene de Faye (1860-1929), a professor at the Sorbonne, is said by George Balleine in his Biographical Dictionary of Jersey, to have come to Jersey as a Huguenot refugee from Poitou in 1750.

His name is not given, but his son Francois is shown as born in Grouville. He then had a son Clement, who was Eugene de Faye's father.

The family tree (see links below) of Louis de Faye, shows that he was from Pamproux, which is in Poitou in France. His great-grandson Louis moved to Jersey in the mid-1700s and married a local girl, Jeanne Godeaux, in 1765. They had a son Francois, born in Jersey in 1785, but the tree shows his only son to have been another Francois, with no mention of a further son Clement.

We have now added further trees which cast doubt on the first to be included. Charles de Faye married Francoise Vendel (or Vande) in Jersey in 1720. He was from Poitou Charentes.

Baptism records, which were not available to us when this page was first created, show that Judith de Faye was baptised in Trinity on 2 May 1722. This is the first de Faye record in Jersey church registers. Her father was Charles, but her mother was not named. Jacques de Faye and his wife were godparents.

The next record is the baptism in St Helier on 27 April 1734 of Jacques, son of Charles and Francoise Vande. As the second tree below shows, Jacques and Judith were siblings.

The variation de la Faye was known as early as 1591, but this family seems to have died out.

Variations

  • de Faye
  • de la Faye

Family records

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Family trees



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Church records

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Notable family members


  • Edward de Faye, killed at the Battle of Cambrai
  • Eugene de Faye (1860-1929) Professor at the Sorbonne
  • Francis de Faye, chemist and amateur photographer
  • Guy de Faye, great nephew of Edward, was a member of the States of Jersey from 2002 to 2008


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Great War service


Notes on our list, abbreviations used etc Sons and daughter of Francis George de Faye and Phoebe, nee Kinsey

  • Thomas Louis de Faye (1865- ) (St H) son of Thomas and Elizabeth Sebire, husband of Adeline, nee Touzel, OV, Captain RMIJ


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Family wills



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Burial records

Family businesses

De Faye chemists in David Place c1910


A copy of this booklet advertising De Faye pharmacy's own bottled water was sent to us in March 2020, before the original was deposited with Jersey Archive. We are always happy to give a wide audience to family treasures like this
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F G de Faye and his family at their David Place home
Photographs of bottles from the pharmacy from a family member's collection, posted to our Facebook group page
Bottling mineral water at de Faye's
T L de Faye's butcher's shop was established in the New Market in 1821. This picture was taken about 1897

Family album

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Family gravestones

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Tips

The church record links above will open in a new tab in your browser and generate the most up-to-date list of each set of records from our database. These lists replace earlier Family page baptism lists, which were not regularly updated. They have the added advantage that they produce a chronological listing for the family name in all parishes, so you do not have to search through A-Z indexes, parish by parish.

We have included some important spelling variants on some family pages, but it may be worth searching for records for a different spelling variant. Think of searching for variants with or without a prefix, such as Le or De. To search for further variants, or for any other family name, just click on the appropriate link below for the first letter of the family name, and a new tab will open, giving you the option to choose baptism, marriage or burial records. You will then see a list of available names for that type of record and you can select any name from that list. That will display all records of the chosen type for that family name, and you can narrow the search by adding a given name, selecting a parish or setting start and end dates in the form you will see above. You can also change the family name, or search for a partial name if you are not certain of the spelling

The records are displayed 30 to a page, but by selecting the yellow Wiki Table option at the top left of the page you can open a full, scrollable list. This list will either be displayed in a new tab or a pop-up window. You may have to edit the settings of your browser to allow pop-up windows for www.jerripediabmd.net. For the small number of family names for which a search generates more than 1,500 records you will have to refine your search (perhaps using start or end dates) to reduce the number of records found.

New records

Starting in August 2020 we are adding several thousand new records from the registers of Roman Catholic, Methodist and other non-conformist churches. These will appear in date order within a general search of the records and are also individually searchable within the database search form

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