Heron family page
Francois Heron, of Portbail, married Marguerite Deslongchamps, of Granville in St Helier in 1821
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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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Origins of surname
Although this is both an English and French surname, we have found nothing in our usual sources to suggest its derivation. Heron is, of course, the name for a bird in both languages, and it is suggested that the name was given to someone with a particularly long neck, or someone tall and thin.
Heron first appears in Jersey church records in 1828.
- Le Heron
Although Aimable and Jean Jacques Le Heron were born in St Remy des Landes, France, within a year of each other and moved to Jersey, we have not been able to confirm the obvious suspicion that they were brothers, or otherwise closely related
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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