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Jaffrey family page


Jeanne Jaffrey was baptised in St Helier in 1767

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Origins of surname

This surname is ultimately derived from the personal name Geoffrey. Just the two variants below are common outside of France, where geographical spelling variations including Jaffrai, Jaffrée, Jaffrès, Jaffret, and Jaffrain are all pronounced in pretty much the same way.

Early records

This surname made its first appearance in Jersey records in St Helier in 1732 with the marriage of Francis Jaffrey and Judith Le Gros.


  • Jaffrey
  • Jaffray
  • Jaffry
  • Jaffrelot – a diminuitive form found in Jersey today

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Family wills

This will created by a member of the Jaffray family is now held by Jersey Archive. By visiting the archive site and using the names, date and reference number 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

  • Catherine Jaffray of St Helier, widow of Jean Gavey, bequeaths to David Gavey 17, Queen Street, St Helier - 15 April 1872, D/Y/A/36
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