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Ferrand family page


Brothers Peter and Alfred Charles Ferrand, who were career Merchant Navy officers and served as Commanders in the Royal Navy during the Great War


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Origins of surname

This surname is derived from the old French ferrant, meaning iron-grey, and may have been given to someone with grey hair or who work grey clothes

Early records

Although there are isolated records in the mid-19th century, spelt Ferrand and Ferrant, it was not until the end of the century that a Ferrant family became established.


  • Ferrand
  • Ferrant
  • Farrant
  • Ferran

Family records


Church records


Family trees


Great War service

Notes on our list, abbreviations used etc

  • Henry Auguste Ferrand (1884- ) (St Mt) son of Pierre and Marie, husband of Ernestine Auffret, Private, RJGB

Sons of Pierre and Marie Ferrand

  • Peter Ferrand (1878- ) RN Commander
  • Alfred Ferrand (1890- ) RN Commander

Peter was a Ship's Master in the Merchant Navy. He and his brother Alfred are said to have 'ran away to sea'. They married two sisters (Marie Josephine Tricott - aka Rose, and Valentine Tricott) and each had children. Peter died in the late 1920s and was buried at Bidadahri Cemetry on a small island off Singapore. Both brothers became RN Commanders during the Great War and then reverted to the Merchant Navy after the war.


Occupation records


Family wills

These wills created by members of the Ferrant 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

  • Alice Ferrant née Badier, 2 Douglas Villas, St Helier, widow - 18 June 1947, D/Y/A/118
  • John Ferrant, 2 Dongola Villas, Dongola Road, St Helier - 14 April 1944, D/Y/A/112
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