Lael family page
Pierre Lael was buried in St Brelade in 1563
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Origins of surname
This is a Hebrew personal name for both boys and girls, but we have no information on how it became a family name in Jersey. We have found no record of the name either in England or France.
There are records of this surname and its variants in official Jersey documents as early as the 13th century, and baptisms appear in the St Brelade church registers in the 16th. The family appears to have died out in the island in the mid-19th century.
- Lael 1299
- Leal 1749
- Laell, 1461
- Laeel 1528
- Leael 1309
These wills created by members of the 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
- Philippe Laell 10 November 1718 - D/Y/A/5
- Susanne Laell 13 November 1719 - D/Y/A/5