Le Clerc

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This surname is frequently found spelt Le Clerc and Le Clercq


Alfred Thomas Kingston Le Clercq

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Origin of Surname

Le Clerc was probably a member of the clergy, but could also have been someone with a lay clerical role. Clerc, meaning 'clerk' or 'cleric' was applied to a wide range of functions both in the church and outside in France in Medieval times.

The name is very common in Normandy, spelt Leclerc and Leclercq, and can be traced back to 1184 there.

Early records

  • Thomas Le Clerc was born in St Saviour, Jersey about 1500 and married a Miss Anthoine
  • Abraham Le Clercq was born in St Clement about 1595 and died there in 1660. He was the son of another Abraham and married Marie Le Feuvre

Roger Le Clerc features in the Jersey Chantry Certificate of 1550


  • Clercq, 1668
  • Le Clerk, 1309
  • Le Clerc 1402
  • Le Clercq 1461
  • Leclerc 1331
  • Le Claere
  • Le Clarc
  • Le Claire, sometimes given as a variant, but probably a separate family in Jersey, and found in Brittany rather than Normandy

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Family wills

These wills created by members of the Le Clercq 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

  • Jeanne Le Clercq of St Clement, now of Grouville, widow of Clement du Tot, desires to be buried in Grouville Parish Cemetery, bequeaths to the poor of Grouville 10s - 6 January 1862, D/Y/A/31
  • Esther Le Clercq of St Clement - 16 June 1873, D/Y/A/37
  • Helier Le Clercq, 24½ Burrard Place, St Helier - 28 April 1924, D/Y/A/84
  • Jean Le Clercq, son of Josué, of Grouville, desires to be buried in Grouville Cemetery, bequeaths to the poor of Grouville, £8 of the order of the King 30 July 1804 - D/Y/A/16
  • Jane Le Clercq, South View, Rue de Samares, St Clement desires to be buried in St Clements cemetery - 28 March 1903, D/Y/A/62
  • Elsie Le Clerq, widow of Thomas Filleul - 4 March 1907, D/Y/A/66
  • Elizabeth Le Clerq, wife of Charles Auguste Franþois Siouville, Hurel, Grouville - 9 April 1925, D/Y/A/85

Family gravestones

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