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Idan/Ydan family page


Francois Ydan married Jeanne Le Vavasseur dit Durell in St Helier in 1762

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Origins of surname

This surname is derived from a Hebrew personal name, meaning 'era'.

Early records

The first record of a Idan or Ydan in Jersey were the baptism of John, son of Hugh, in St Saviour in 1577, following Hugh's marriage to Katherine Dolbel in 1575.


  • Idan
  • Ydan
  • Yden
  • Ydam

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Family wills

These wills created by members of the Idan/Ydan 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

  • Richard Ydan 2 April 1670 - D/Y/A/1
  • François Ydan of Grouville, bequeaths to the poor of Grouville £150 of the order of the King, and to the poor of St Helier, £300 of the order of the King 9 June 1814 - D/Y/A/18
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