Le Brun family page
This family can be traced in Jersey official records as far back as the 14th century
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Origin of Surname
The original Le Brun would have had brown hair, although brun does have other meanings in old French and could have signified bright, sombre or unhappy.
Le Brun and Brun are very common names in Normandy and can be traced back to 1198, when a Petrus Brunnus was recorded. In Jersey, Richard Le Brun was living in 1331 in St Peter [Extente], where the family has long been settled, as it has been in St Ouen. The surname was also established in the rural part, la paroisse as opposed to La Ville, of St Helier, from the late 15th century, from which it spread to adjoining parishes.
The surname could have been formed in more than one location, within the Island.
Catherine Le Brun (1530- ) was the daughter of Servais (1500- ) of St Helier and married Nicholas Messervy.
- Le Brun, 1299
- Le Brune
- de Brun
- de Broune 1309
- Le Brunet
- La Brunette 1461
- Descendants of Philippe Le Brun
- Descendants of Philippe Le Brun - 2, an expanded version of the above, following a different descent
- Descendants of Amice Le Brun
- Descendants of Daniel Le Brun
- Descendants of Henry Le Brun
- Descendants of Jean Le Brun and Susanne Le Rossignol
- Descendants of Abraham Le Brun
- Descendants of Collas Le Brun added 2018
Great War service
Notable Le Bruns
Joseph Phillip Le Brun ( -11 August 1875) Last person publicly hanged in the British Isles
- Basil Le Brun and Roger Lerouille's escape, an escape in a small boat from occupied Jersey in 1944
- Esther Le Brun was a milliner at 27 King Street in the 1840s
- Pierre Le Brun was a bookseller at 46 King Street in the 1840s
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A postcard sent to Miss Ada Le Brun at Christmas, 1910. Ada Florence, as she was baptised, was born in 1884, the daughter of George Philip Le Brun and Eliza Margaret, nee Grant. They were a farming family, originally from Le Champ Colin, St Saviour...
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