Jeanne

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Most Jean family members in Jersey today are descended from 1880s immigrants from France, but the name goes back several centuries earlier


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Daniel Jeanne was baptised in St Martin in 1603

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Origin of Surname

This is an unusual surname in that it was derived from a female personal name. Many surnames started life as male given names, and were then passed down to children and became surnames, but the same has rarely happened with female names.

Early records

There were at least 27 Jeanne households in Jersey in 2011, slightly down from 20 years before, and although it is unlikely that they are all descended from one immigrant family, it is likely that the majority are descendants of Victor Adolphe Charles Jeanne, and his wife Louise Maria, who came to Jersey from Normandy in the 1880s and raised a family of 18 children. See tree below

There had been a gap of 100 years since the previous baptism was registered, suggesting that an earlier family, which had been present in Jersey since the beginning of the 17th century, had died out.

Variants

  • Jeanne
  • Johanne
  • Joanne 1566
  • Janne 1461
  • Jenne and Jeune, although both sounding very similar, are entirely distinct surnames

Family records

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Family trees



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Church records



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Great War service


  • Auguste Ernest Celestin Jeanne (St Mt) Private, RASC


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Family wills


These wills created by members of the Jeanne 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 1948, and how to search for your family's wills there, visit our Jersey wills page

  • Adolphe Jeanne, Roseland, St Saviour - 11 April 1931, D/Y/A/91
  • Susanne Jeanne, bequeaths to the poor, £48 of French currency 6 October 1810 - D/Y/A/18

Family gravestones

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