Le Cras

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John Monet Le Cras, sitting outside the Opera House, where he was caretaker for many years

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The funeral of Police Constable P R Le Cras at St Thomas' Church in 1914 was a major event

Origin of Surname

Le Cras is Breton for the small one, suggesting both the derivation and origin of this common Jersey surname. Strangely, none of our standard French references include the name.

Early records

The name first appears in 1299, and then in the Assize Roll of 1309 and once in the Jersey Chantry Certificate of 1550.

Guillemine Le Cras, who was born in St Lawrence (or possibly Trinity) in or about 1486, married Raoulin Langlois and they had five children

Le Cras can also be found in Guernsey as far back as the mid 1500s living in the St Saviour area.

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  • Le Cras, 1299


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