Dupré

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Famous cellist Jacqueline du Pré, descended from a long-established Jersey family


Record Search


Direct links to lists of baptisms, marriages and burials for the Dupré (etc) family can be found under Family Records opposite. If you want to search for records for a spelling variant of Dupré (etc), 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.

You can also select marriages or burials. Select the name you want and when the list of records is displayed you can easily refine the search, choosing a single parish, given name(s) and/or start and end dates.

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

From August 2020 we have started adding records from non-Anglican churches, and this process will continue as more records, held by Jersey Archive, are digitised and indexed. Our database now includes buttons enabling a search within registers of Roman Catholic, Methodist and other non-conformist churches. These records will automatically appear within the results of any search made from this page.

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Origin of Surname

The original Dupré probably lived in a meadow (pré)

The name is common in Normandy and there is a record of Heredes Petri de Prato in 1236 and Jehan du Prey in 1342.

Early records

The name is found in the Extente of 1331

  • Charles Dupray was born in Jersey about 1550
  • Robert du Prey was born in St Peter about 1611 and married Jeanne Vibert
  • Rachel Dupré was born in Castel, Guernsey about 1695

Variants

  • Dupré, 1668
  • du Pré
  • du Prey
  • du Pray, 1607
  • Dupray

Family records

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Family trees



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Church records

Tips for using these links



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Family histories



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Great War service



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Family wills



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Burial records

Family homes




Family businesses

Dupre's shoe repair shop at Sion, St John
Senator Clarence Dupré outside his fishmonger's shop in Beresford Street

Family album

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The occupant of the wheelchair is believed to be Lydia Dupre, nee Luce, and the location Le Hocq - picture courtesy of Jersey Temps Passe. Lydia Grace Vaumerel Luce (1848-1901) married James Joslin Dupre at St Helier in 1869. Although the picture gives the impression that the occupant of the wheelchair was rather old and inform, if it was Lydia Dupre, she could not have been older than 53, the age at which she died

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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