du Jardin family page
This surname is found in various spellings as far back as the early 14th century. The family name has died out at least twice and is not thought to be present in the island today
A portrait from the 1870s of a Mrs du Jardin and her son, by Ernest Baudoux
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Origins of surname
Jardin is French for garden, and the name signifies someone who owned or worked in a garden, or possibly someone from a place called Jardin. It is a name common in the north of France and Normandy.
Louis Dujardin came to the island from France in about 1719, when he married Thomasse Coulons, of Guernsey, at the Town Church. They had eight children - see tree below. He was the ancestor of most of the Dujardins born in Jersey in the 18th and 19th century, but his family line appears to have died out. Other Dujardins came to Jersey from France to continue the presence of the name.
However, there are much earlier records of variations of the family name, dating back as far as 1309.
- du Jardin 1331
- du Gardin 1309
- Gardyn c1340
- du Gardyn 1309
Births and baptisms
Great War service
- Adolphus du Jardin (1882-1914), son of Adolphus and Adelaide du Jardin, Private, Devonshire Regiment, killed in action
- Alfred George Albert du Jardin (1886- ) Able Seaman, Mercantile Marine
- Charles Luce du Jardin (1893- ) (St L) Private, RJGB
- Edmund Percy du Jerdin (1896- ) (St H) Private, RASC
Son and daughter of Frederick Thomas and Martha Mary Ann Louisa
- Frederick George du Jardin (1889- ) (St S) Private, Canadian Infantry
- Millicent Winifred du Jardin (1891- ) (St S) British Red Cross
This will created by a member of the du Jardin family is 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
- Frederick du Jardin, 9 Trinity Road, St Helier - 10 September 1919, D/Y/A/79
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