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
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.
Great War service
- Henry Auguste Ferrand (1884- ) (St Mt) son of Pierre and Marie, husband of Ernestine Auffret, Private, RJGB
- 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.
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 1948, 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