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Follain family page


The 1870 St Mary baptism record of Walter John Follain

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Origins of surname

This is a surname from the Seine-Maritime department of Upper Normandy. Folain, Folin, Follin. It seems to have been derived from a personal name associated with the village of Follainville. It may also be derived from the female Germanic personal name Fulla, although this is by no means certain.

Early records

The name first appears in Jersey parish records in the 1870s with the arrival of Auguste ( see tree below) his marriage to rachel Mauger and the birth of their nine children in St Mary.


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  • Folain
  • Folin
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Family wills

This will created by a member of the Follain 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

  • Walter Follain of Honeyden, Grantez, St Ouen - 21 May 1928, D/Y/A/88

Family gravestones

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