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Baptism record of William Ellis in St Helier in 1817

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Origins of surname

This name was imported by Crusaders. It comes from the Greek Elias, and that in turn from the Hebrew Eliyahu, meaning Jehovah is God.

Early records

The name first appeared in the St Brelade baptism register in 1802, for the baptism of John, the first child of Jeremiah Ellis and Sara.


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Family records


Family trees


Births and baptisms


Great War service

Notes on our list, abbreviations used etc

Sons of Philip and Mary Ann Candell

  • Arthur Samuel Ellis (1879- ) (St H) Leading Stoker RN, HMS Neptune
  • Ernest Walter Ellis (1887- ) (St H) Mercantile Marine

Sons of Adolphus Giffard Ellis and Margaret Ann Bird

  • Frederick Giffard Ellis (1891- ) (St H) L-Sgt Canadian Infantry, wounded
  • John Henry Ellis (1887- ) (St S), Sapper, Canadian Engineers, gassed

  • William Philip Ellis (1891- ) (St H) son of John and Susan Jane Coutanche, Private, Hampshire Regiment


Family wills

These wills created by members of the Ellis 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

  • Georgina Ellis née Stuart - 7 December 1945, D/Y/A/114
  • Harriet Ellis - 8 June 1945, D/Y/A/113
  • Philip Ellis, 22 Albert Street, St Helier - 11 March 1910, D/Y/A/69

Family gravestones

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