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Eliza Egre

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Violet Egre with her car at Greve de Lecq in 1919. She was one of Jersey's pioneering female motorists

Origin of Surname

Neither of the Jersey spellings Aigret and Egre are found in France today, but Egret and Aigret were and still are known in Haute Normandie and Picardie. Several possibilities have been put forward for the origin of the words. Aigrette (heron) is a popular choice but it is perhaps more likely that the name is derived from the adjective aigre (sad, acrimonius, laborious).

Early records

The Egre family in Jersey is believed to have originated with Jacques Aigret, an immigrant from Normandy, where he was born in 1700. He died in the island on 17 Mar 1747. The Egre family are still to be found in Jersey.

Variations

  • Egre
  • Aigret

Family records

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Great War service


Notes on our list, abbreviations used etc


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Family wills


These wills created by members of the Egre 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

Egre

  • Egre : Clarence Winter , of 6, Longueville Road, St Saviour - 20/Sep/1971 , 14/Oct/1971 , D/Y/B1/165/30
  • Egre : Edward Rive , son of Edward, of The Gables, St Peter - 23/Jul/1957 , 18/Nov/1963 , D/Y/B1/76/63
  • Egre : John Tourgis , 14 Dorset Street, St Helier 14/06/1930 Bequeaths two life policies to Violet Elizabeth Aubert - Unknown date , 26/Feb/1947 , D/Y/A/117/62
  • Egre : Percy Albert , of Les Lauriers, St Peter - 20/Jun/1931 , 01/Aug/1959 , D/Y/B1/55/55
  • Egre : William Wilford , of Broughton Lodge, St Mary - 25/Jan/1950 , 28/Dec/1956 , D/Y/B1/39/26
  • Egre : Winter George , of La Villa, Victoria Crescent, St Helier and formerly of 1, Hungerford Villas, Vauxhall Street, St Helier - 14/Jan/1964 , 18/Feb/1972 , D/Y/B1/170/61

Egret

  • Egret : Louise Maria Alphonsine , widow of Adolphe Charles Victor Jeanne, of Les Arches, St Saviour - 23/Dec/1931 , 14/Jan/1959 , D/Y/B1/52/25


Family businesses

Family photographs

The Egre family's bakery and grocers shop

Family gravestones

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