Le Cerf

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Philippe Le Cerf. of Sark, was niroed om St John in 1612

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Origins of surname

Cerf is French for stag, and the name may have been applied to a man who hunted them. It is also believed to have been given to an unfaithful husband. The name is common in Normandy and has been found there since at least 1198.

It is also found extensively in the east of France and Switzerland, where it is said to have originated in a Jewish family name.

Early records

This surname, which is found almost exclusively in St Ouen, first appeared in church records in the first half of the 17th century. However, Le Cerf is found in other records dating back to the 13th century.


  • Le Cerf, 1299
  • Cerf
  • Lecerf
  • Le Cherf, 1331
  • Cherf 1505
  • Lecherf c1340

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Family wills

These wills created by members of the Le Cerf 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 1980, and how to search for your family's wills there, visit our Jersey wills page

  • François Le Cerf of St Lawrence, now of St Ouen, bequeaths to the poor of St Ouen, £1 14 February 1842 - D/Y/A/25
  • Susanne Le Cerf, of St Ouen, now of St Lawrence, widow of Philippe de Bourcier, bequeaths to the poor of St Lawrence, 10s - 9 December 1862, D/Y/A/31
  • John Le Cerf, St Ouen bequeaths to John Le Blancq, Le Petit Jardin et Closet, Le Petit Jardin de Bas, St Ouen, Fief de Léoville, Le Codrée, St Mary, Fief d'Orrillande; Le Cotil, St Mary, Fief des Croquevilles; Le Clos de Vautier, Le Clos de Belle, Le Closet du Nord, Le Pendant du Nord, Le Cotil de dessous, Le Pendant du Sud, Les Cotil et Pendant de Belle Semence, St Ouen, Fief de Leoville - 7 May 1912, D/Y/A/71

Family gravestones

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