Labey family page
Labey is the modern spelling of a family name originally l'Abbé, meaning 'abbot'
Jersey Museum collection portrait of Eliza Labey
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Origin of Surname
Labey derives from l'Abbé, the French for abbot. It was also used to describe someone who conducted themselves like an abbot, while not necessarily being a cleric. Spelt Labbé it is a common surname in Normandy today.
It is one of the earliest of Jersey surnames, traceable back to Colin Labey, who was living in 1309. It appears in the Extente of 1528, but not in earlier official medieval documents.
Thomas Labey, of Grouville, born in 1490, was the father of Perronelle, born in Grouville in 1510, who married Jean Bertram of St Martin
Labey baptisms occur in the parish registers from 1542 onwards.
- Labey 1461
- Le Abbey
- Laby 1607
- Labbey 1528
- Labbey Englois 1400
- Descendants of Jean Labey and Marie
- Descendants of Colin Labey
- Descendants of Jean Labey and Collette Mallet
- Descendants of Philippe Labey and Jeanne Anthoine
- Descendants of George Josue Labey
- Descendants of Thomas Labey
- Descendants of Pierre Labey
- Descendants of Jean Labey and Margaret Hocquard
Great War service
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An 1870s portrait by Ernest Baudoux
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