Guenier family page
Desire Aimable Guernier
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Origins of surname
This surname, and the variant Guernier, has its origins in a personal name, Wanhari, from Germanic roots. Wan = 'hope', hari = 'army'. It is a name mainly from the west of France.
The early Jersey families came from France and were established by the 1820s. More than one unrelated family is believed to have settled in the island. Although the spellings Guernier and Guenier are found together in some family records, the two families seem to have been quite distinct in Jersey.
Births and baptisms
Notable family members
- Frank Guenier, a Jerseyman who had left to work for the Post Office in England, returned in 1969 to be the first director of the Jersey Post Office which had been taken over by the States from Royal Mail.
Great War service
- William Wyatt Guenier (1888- ) (Gr) son of Francois and Mary Ann Wyatt, Chief Stoker RN, HMS Superb
- Emile Maurice Guernier (1896- ) (St S) son of Desire Aimable and Louise Bion, Trooper, NZ Auckland Mounted Rifles
- Felix Carl Guernier (1890-1944) (St P) Able Seaman RN, HMS Benbow