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Laffoley family page

Gladys Laffoley, nee O'Brien


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Origin of Surname

Laffoley (la folle) was considered to be foolish or crazy.

John and Gladys Laffoley

Early records

It is a very early Jersey surname, appearing in the Short Inquisition of 1274.

Blais and Nicholas Laffoley are included in the Jersey Chantry Certificate of 1550.

Baptisms first appear in the St Saviour registers in 1543.

  • Jean L'Affoley was born in Grouville about 1517 and Married Elisabeth Bertram on 19 November 1642
  • Jacques Laffoley was born in Grouville about 1535. They had a son Jacques.


  • Laffoley, c1340
  • Lafolly 1528
  • La Foley 1351
  • Le Affole 1274
  • Laffolley
  • La Folley
  • L'Affoley
  • L'Affolé
  • Lafolley

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