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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.


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Family records


Family trees




Great War service


Family wills

This will created by a member of the Egre 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 1980, and how to search for your family's wills there, visit our Jersey wills page

  • John Egré, 14 Dorset Street, St Helier - 26 February 1947, D/Y/A/117

Family businesses

Family photographs

The Egre family's bakery and grocers shop

Family gravestones

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