Jegou

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This family arrived in Jersey in the late 19th century as farmworkers from Brittany


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Cyril Walter Jegou

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Origins of surname

This was an old Breton personal name which is found in several spellings and was probably the equivalent of Jacques.

Early records

The surname came to Jersey in the early 1880s, probably with the arrival of one or more farmworkers from Brittany. As was quite common at the time, the family featured in the tree below, which came from Lanfain in the north of Brittany, moved backwards and forwards between France and Jersey before finally becoming established in the island.

The second family came from nearby Louannec.

Variants

  • Jegou
  • Jégoux
  • Jégo
  • Jégot
  • Jégu

Family records

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Family trees



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Births and baptisms



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Family wills


These wills created by members of the Jegou 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

  • Léonor Jégou, Tabor, St Brelade - 17 August 1925, D/Y/A/85
  • Marie Jégou, wife of Jean Labou, Clifden, Mont Les Vaux, St Aubin, St Brelade - 8 April 1921, D/Y/A/81

Family gravestones

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