Geffrard

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The St Helier record of the baptism of Jean Geffrard in 1684

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Origins of surname

This surname is probably a variant of Geoffroy, which has Germanic origins, meaning 'god of peace'.

Early records

This name first appeared in Jersey records in 1664 with the marriage of Gaspard Geffrard, a 'stranger' to Elizabeth Dune in St Helier. The couple had seven children baptised in the parish. Geffrard was a relatively common name in the island, but appears to have died out in 1840 with the death of Jean, last of the male line, at the age of 69. There had been no baptisms after 1776.

Variants

  • Geffrard
  • Geffray
  • Geffroy
  • Geoffroy

Family records

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Births and baptisms



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Family wills


These wills created by members of the 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

  • Jean Geffrard of St Helier 17 May 1805 - D/Y/A/16
  • John Geffrard of St Helier 28 February 1840 - D/Y/A/24
  • Josué Geffrard of St Helier, now of St Saviour, desires to be buried in St Saviour's Cemetery, bequeaths to the poor of St Saviour, £31 of the order of the King 28 September 1818 - D/Y/A/18
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