La Gerche

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La Gerche family page


Judith La Gerche married Thomas Vibert in St Peter in 1793

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Origins of surname

Charles Stephens, the author of our Comprehensive list of Jersey surnames notes that La Gerche comes from the French for 'clothes moth', although how a surname arose from such a connection is anybody's guess.

Early records

The family's presence in the island can be traced back to 1627 in the St Peter baptism registers, but no earlier in any official documents.


  • La Gerche, 1668
  • Baudains dit La Gerche

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Family wills

These wills created by members of the La Gerche 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 1978, and how to search for your family's wills there, visit our Jersey wills page

  • François La Gerche 30 May 1743 - D/Y/A/7
  • Betsey La Gerche of St Saviour, widow of Philippe Bailhache, bequeaths to the poor of St Helier 10s - 4 May 1885, D/Y/A/44
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