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L'Her family page


Marguerite L'Her and Edouard Le Bourdon were married in St Helier in 1785

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Origins of surname

This is a name found in Finistere, at the far western end of Brittany. It is derived from the Breton herr = ‘hardy’. Quite appropriate; it’s very windy in that part of the world. The form Le Her is found elsewhere in France.

Early records

The first parish record for a member of the l'Her family in Jersey is the baptism of Jacques l'Her, son of Jean and Marie Le Gresley, in St Helier in 1753. Jean almost certainly came from Plounevez-Lochrist, a commune in the Finistere department in the far west of Brittany. The name had died out in the island by the mid-19th century.

We have links to three separate trees below, which we are convinced have a common ancestor in Brittany, although we have been unable to prove this.


  • L’Her
  • Le Her

Family records


Family trees


Births and baptisms


Family wills

This will created by a member of the L'Her 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

  • Charles L'Her of St Helier, bequeaths to the poor of St Helier, £8 of the order of the King, to Elizabeth Le Cornu, his wife, £100 sterling in 3% funds in the Bank of England makes further bequests of the same funds 7 September 1804 - D/Y/A/16
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