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Refugee Jacques Guerin married Sara Bisson at St Lawrence in 1701

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Origin of Surname

The surname De Guérin suggests someone from the town or commune of Guérin. There is a town called Guérin in Aquitaine region (département 47) in the south-west of France. Guérin is also the old French word for game-keeper[1], or may also be derived from the German 'Warin', meaning guard.

The name is very common in the west of France and is listed as the 33rd most common in the whole country over the course of the 20th century.

The surname, which is found in both Jersey and Guernsey, is listed under Guernsey in the 1331 Extente.

Early records

A Huguenot refugee, Daniel de Guérin is reputed to have escaped France in about 1681, and sought exile in Guernsey[2].

The name did not appear in Jersey records until 1739, although Michel Guillaume Guerin (1719-1795) is said to have been born in St Aubin in 1719. Wherever he came from, he emigrated to the United States, where he was married.


  • Guérin
  • de Guerin

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Baptisms and births


Family wills

These wills created by members of the Guerin 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 1980, and how to search for your family's wills there, visit our Jersey wills page

  • Margueritte Guérin 20 August 1729 - D/Y/A/6
  • Jeanne Guerin, St Helier, widow of Jean Le Cocq - 10 December 1941, D/Y/A/108

Family gravestones

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Related Places

  • La Croix Guérin, St Martins, Guernsey

Notable Islanders

  • Lieut-Col T W M de Guérin, Guernsey archaeologist and historian
  • Basil de Guérin, journalist and writer


  1. Balleine, Derivation of Jersey Surnames
  2. Collings, Geoffrey, Further Notes on the Collings Family, RGS, Winter 1975
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