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Jean family page

This family has been present in Jersey since at least the 13th century


Albert Jean in Militia uniform at a camp at Les Quennevais, St Brelade

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Origin of Surname

The family name is derived from the given name Jean.

Early records

The surname appears in baptism records from the first decade of the 17th century, but the name was known in the island over 400 years earlier.


  • Jean, 1274
  • Johan, 1309
  • John 1299
  • Joan 1299
  • Johannis, 1270

Family records


Family trees


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Family wills

Philippe Jean, a self-portrait from 1770

Great War service

  • Albert George Jean (St P), Private in Lancashire Fusiliers, ex-RMIJ
  • Albert William Hubert Jean (St H) Sgt Royal Garrison Artillery
  • Andre Jean (Fr), Private 74th Regiment d'Infanterie, OV
  • Ernest Peter Jean (St S), Company Quartermaster Sergeant, Australian Infantry
  • George James Jean (St L), Sgt Royal Jersey Garrison Battalion, ex-RMIJ
  • John Watson Jean (1888- ) (St O) son of John George and Annie, Captain RAF, DSM twice, OV
  • William Watson Jean (1890- ) (St H), son of John George and Annie, nee Watson, Staff Sergeant, Canadian Infantry, OV

Emigrants to Canada

Family album

Family gravestones

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