Fleury

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Henry Fleuret, MBE

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Origin of Surname

This surname is of Norman origin, introduced into England after the Conquest of 1066. Firstly it may derive from the medieval given name "Fleuri", from the Old French "flur", Middle English "flo(u)r", flower. This was also a conventional term of endearment in medieval romantic poetry, and was the name borne by a 3rd century saint martyred in Nicomedia under Decius.

The surname may also be a French locational name from any of the various places in northern France which get their names from the Gallo-Roman personal name "Florus", with the local suffix "acum". There is a village called Fleury in the north-east of France, but that seems an unlikely place for a Jersey family to originate.

Finally, the surname may have derived from the Old French "fluri", flowered, variegated, and would have been a nickname denoting someone who dressed in an extravagant mixture of colours.

Fleury was also used as a baptismal name and in the Jersey Chantry Certificate of 1550 we find Fleury Chevalier

The surname is first recorded in the early 13th century. John Flory is listed in the 1230 Pipe Rolls of Norfolk, and Giles Florey is noted in the Feet of Fines of Essex (1295).

A Coat of Arms granted to the Flory family is a blue shield with a silver crescent between three silver fleur-de-lis, seeded gold. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Ranulf de Flury, which was dated 1201, in the "Assize Court Rolls of Somerset", during the reign of King John

Early records

The earliest church record for Fleury is in St Brelade in 1566, but the name was known in other spellings as early as 1185, making it one of the earliest recorded surnames in Jersey.

Variants

  • Fleury, 1668
  • Flaire, Flere 1668
  • Florie c1340
  • Fleures 1607
  • Fleuret
  • Floris c1340
  • Florle 1292
  • Florus 1309
  • Flori, Florie, 1185
  • Flores 1533
  • Flory
  • Flury

Family records

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Family trees



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Baptisms



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Great War service


Uncle and nephew

  • Frederick Jeune Fleury (1874- ) (St B) son of William and Ellen Elizabeth Jeune, CSM, Canadian Railways Transport Corps
  • Charles William Fleury (1896-1964) (St P) son of Charles Jeune Fleury and Lorina Emma Trachy, Private, Dorsetshire Regiment


Sons of William Theophile Fleury and Laura Caroline Touzel

  • Gordon John Fleury (1896- ) (St P) Private, London Regiment, wounded twice
  • William Touzel Fleury (1894- ) (St P) L-Cpl, Middlesex Regiment


  • John Albert Fleury (1877- ) Fireman, Mercantile Marine, ss Ibex
  • Walter Nelson Le Bas Fleury (St P), Corporal RE


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Family wills


These wills created by members of the Fleury 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

  • Charles Fleury, Acacia House, Vingtaine du Douet, St Peter - 23 August 1940, D/Y/A/107
  • Edward Fleury of St Lawrence, bequeaths to the poor of St Lawrence 5s - 14 October 1871, D/Y/A/36
  • Elizabeth Fleury of St John, bequeaths to the poor of St John , £100 of the order of the King 21 February 1829 - D/Y/A/21
  • Elizabeth Fleury of St Lawrence, bequeaths to the poor of St Lawrence 10s - 13 August 1888, D/Y/A/47
  • Elizabeth Fleury of St Peter's Valley, St Peter, bequeaths to the poor of St Peter, £1, and the remainder of the last 1/4 of her movable estate to the Independent Chapel at St Aubin 13 April 1844 - D/Y/A/25
  • George Fleury - 7 May 1929, D/Y/A/89
  • Jane Fleury of St Lawrence, bequeaths to the poor of St Lawrence 10s - 19 October 1897, D/Y/A/56
  • Jeanne Fleury of St John, now of St Helier, bequeaths to the poor of St John, £10 tournois of the order of the King 22 September 1787 - D/Y/A/14
  • Jeanne Fleury of St Peter, now of St Brelade, desires to be buried in St Peter's Cemetery, bequeaths to the poor of St Peter, 10s 5 May 1855 - D/Y/A/28
  • Laurie Fleury, Acacia House, St Peter - 15 December 1944, D/Y/A/113
  • Marie Fleury of St Lawrence, bequeaths to the poor of St Lawrence, 1s , bequeaths to the British and Foreign Bible Society, £1, to the Independent Church at St Peter, £1, to the Sunday School of the same Church, £1 17 October 1857 - D/Y/A/29
  • Susannah Fleury of St Peter, bequeaths to Maria Esther Fleury land in the west of Pré du Mont Audière, St Peter, Fief des Vingt Livres - 28 August 1897, D/Y/A/56
Fleuret family at West Park in 1948

Family gravestones

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