Grandin

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Capt R J Grandin (right) and fellow Militia officers at a St Helier funeral


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Direct links to lists of baptisms, marriages and burials for the Grandin family can be found under Family Records opposite. If you want to search for records for a spelling variant of Grandin, or for any other family name, just click below on the first letter of the family name you are interested in. This will open a new tab in your browser giving you a list of family names beginning with that letter, for which there are baptism records in our database of half a million church and public registry records.

You can also select marriages or burials. Select the name you want and when the list of records is displayed you can easily refine the search, choosing a single parish, given name(s) and/or start and end dates.

The records are displayed 30 to a page, but by selecting the yellow Wiki Table option at the top left of the page you can open a full, scrollable list. This list will either be displayed in a new tab or a pop-up window. You may have to edit the settings of your browser to allow pop-up windows for www.jerripediabmd.net. For the small number of family names for which a search generates more than 1,500 records you will have to refine your search (perhaps using start or end dates) to reduce the number of records found.

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From August 2020 we have started adding records from non-Anglican churches, and this process will continue as more records, held by Jersey Archive, are digitised and indexed. Our database now includes buttons enabling a search within registers of Roman Catholic, Methodist and other non-conformist churches. These records will automatically appear within the results of any search made from this page.

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Stamps issued in 1976 to commemorate the centenary of Lilian Grandin's birth

Origin of Surname

This name is a diminuitive form of grand, the French for large, so the original Grandin must have been a big man.

It has been suggested that the name may be a shortened form of Grandison, a surname from Switzerland, which was well-known in Jersey when Otto de Grandison, a Swiss, was appointed Lord of the Isles in 1275 by his friend Edward I, when he became King of England and had to relinquish the title he had been given by his father Henry III. However, this is unlikely. Otto only visited Jersey once very late in his 53-year tenure, and it is believed that the surname Grandin was not present in the island until the early 16th century.

Early records

The first baptisms were recorded in St Brelade in the 1560s, but Grandins were living in several parishes in the 16th and 17th centuries.

  • Nicholas Grandin, born in Trinity in 1526, married Guillemette Cabot of the same parish in 1551
  • Nicholas Grandin, born in St Lawrence in 1560, married Collette Le Quesne, daughter of Philippe and Cardine Le Cornu
  • Thomas Grandin, born in St Ouen in 1616, married Rachel Syvret in 1620
  • Thomas Grandin, born in St Mary in 1672, married Esther Le Vesconte

Variants

  • Grandin, 1528
  • Grindin, this is a separate family but there are undoubtedly some church records for which the name has been wrongly recorded one way or another

Famous family members

Lilian Grandin, born in St Helier in 1876 (a commemorative plaque on the building where she was born gives the date as 1896, but commemorative stamps were issued by Jersey Post Office in 1976 to commemorate the centenary of her birth), was Jersey's first woman doctor. She went to China as a Methodist missionary, where she met and married journalist Edwin John Dingle. She died in 1924 of typhus after setting up a clinic and leper colony in Yunnan province.

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The church record links above will open in a new tab in your browser and generate the most up-to-date list of each set of records from our database. These lists replace earlier Family page baptism lists, which were not regularly updated. They have the added advantage that they produce a chronological listing for the family name in all parishes, so you do not have to search through A-Z indexes, parish by parish.

We have included some important spelling variants on some family pages, but it may be worth searching for records for a different spelling variant. Think of searching for variants with or without a prefix, such as Le or De. To search for further variants, or for any other family name, just click on the appropriate link below for the first letter of the family name, and a new tab will open, giving you the option to choose baptism, marriage or burial records. You will then see a list of available names for that type of record and you can select any name from that list. That will display all records of the chosen type for that family name, and you can narrow the search by adding a given name, selecting a parish or setting start and end dates in the form you will see above. You can also change the family name, or search for a partial name if you are not certain of the spelling

The records are displayed 30 to a page, but by selecting the yellow Wiki Table option at the top left of the page you can open a full, scrollable list. This list will either be displayed in a new tab or a pop-up window. You may have to edit the settings of your browser to allow pop-up windows for www.jerripediabmd.net. For the small number of family names for which a search generates more than 1,500 records you will have to refine your search (perhaps using start or end dates) to reduce the number of records found.

New records

Starting in August 2020 we are adding several thousand new records from the registers of Roman Catholic, Methodist and other non-conformist churches. These will appear in date order within a general search of the records and are also individually searchable within the database search form

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