Le Couillard

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Capt Jean Le Couillard

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Origin of Surname

The name is derived from the old French coillart, which has three highly distinct meanings. The first is 'having large testicles', applied to an animal which has not been castrated and indicating a virile man. The second is couillon, or imbecile. The third refers to a weapon of war for throwing large stones.

Early records

The name is quite common in Normandy today as 'Couillard' and the Jersey family probably originated from there. We have only found references to 'Le Couillard' in Jersey.

The family only appears in Jersey records in the early 19th century - possibly they were migrant workers from Normandy - and there appear to have been two or three different families which established in Jersey. One certainly came from Portbail on the Normandy coast.

Pierre and Michel Thomas, at the head of two of the three trees below, came from the village of St Lo d'Urville in Normandy, but we have not been able to establish the relationship between them.

Variants

  • Le Couillard
  • Couillard, found in Normandy
  • Couillaud, found in west France

Family records

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Le Couillard family members who served in the Great War


  • Francis George Le Couillard (1894- ) (St H) son of Francis Charles and Mary Ann Le Couilliard, Corporal, Australian Infantry
  • George Clarence Le Couillard (Gr), Private, Royal Jersey Garrison Battalion


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Family wills


These wills created by members of the Le Couillard 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

  • George Le Couilliard of St Lawrence, now of Grouville - 15 October 1897, D/Y/A/56
  • Jean Le Couillard of St Lo d'Ourville, Manche, France, now of Trinity, bequeaths to the poor of Trinity 2s 6d - 18 March 1891, D/Y/A/50
  • Mabel Le Couilliard - 7 May 1931, D/Y/A/91
  • Philippe Le Couillard of St Martin, now of Grouville - 7 May 1890, D/Y/A/49
  • Philippe Le Couilliard, Grouville - 19 April 1927, D/Y/A/87
  • Winter Le Couilliard, St Helier - 9 April 1943, D/Y/A/110

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