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Jouanny family page

Found in France in a variety of spellings, this family came to Jersey from Brittany


Mabel Jouanny

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Origins of surname

The name is derived from the personal name Jouanny, which is a diminuitive of Jouan or Jean. It is particularly common in Brittany.

Early records

The family first arrived in Jersey in the 1870s. The family which became established then can traces its origins to Plaintel, a small town in the Cotes d'Armor department of north Brittany.


  • Jouanny
  • Jouanne
  • Jouny

Variants in different parts of France

  • Jouanneau
  • Jouannet
  • Jouannic
  • Jouannin

Family records


Family trees


Great War service


Family wills

These wills created by members of the Jouanny 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

  • Jean Jouanny, Bushey Farm, St Helier - 11 November 1927, D/Y/A/87
  • Mathurin Jouanny, St Malo, Rue du Puits, Aubray, farmer - 25 September 1905, D/Y/A/64

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Family gravestones

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