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Gorvel family page


Occupation identity card of Freda Gorvel

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Origins of surname

This is one of the very few Jersey surnames for which we have been able to find no information about its origins.

Early records

The first member of the family to arrive in Jersey may have been Joseph, who came from France and married Rosalie Gazony (possibly Guerin) at Trinity in 1896.

Andre Gorvel, probably his grandson, born in 1925, drowned while trying to escape from the island during the German Occupation in 1944.

Further research suggests that Joseph Marie's younger brother Francis Adolphus may have come to Jersey at the same time.


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Family records


Family trees


Church records


Great War service

  • Francis Baptiste Gorvel (1884- )(Tr) son of Noel and Augustine, husband of Mary, Private, Dorsetshire Regiment, gassed


Family wills

This will created by a member of the Gorvel 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

  • Joseph Gorvel, 1 Salvandry Terrace, St Saviour - 16 July 1934, D/Y/A/96

Family gravestones

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