Le Cuirot

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This name first appeared in Jersey records in the mid-19th century


Alice Le Cuirot and her daughter Madeleine c. 1941

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Origins of surname

George Balleine's work on the derivation of Jersey Surnames has the only reference we have been able to find for Le Cuirot, which he says translates as 'the skinner'.

Early records

The name, found variously in Jersey birth registrations as Cuirot and Le Cuirot, does not appear until the mid-19th century.

According to census returns, Charles Auguste Cuirot, a blacksmith born in France in 1808, came to Jersey in 1842, with his wife Julie. Their children Charles Francois and Mary were born in Grouville in 1842 and St Martin the following year, but do not appear in the parish registers, and there is no return for Charles and Julie in the 1841 census.

However, the St Helier marriage register reveals that although Charles Auguste, and his wife Julie Rosalie, nee Travers, both came from France, they were married in Jersey in 1833. It is possible, of course, that they returned to France after their marriage and were back in Jersey again by 1842, when the first of their children was born. Itinerant farm workers from Normandy and Brittany have often returned home one or more times at the end of the season before finally deciding to settle in Jersey.

Charles and Julie almost certainly came from the Manche department of Normandy, because although the name is found elsewhere in France, it is overwhelmingly a Normandy name. Because they married in Jersey it has been impossible to trace Charles' ancestry in French family history records.


  • Cuirot
  • Le Cuirot
  • Lecuirot

Family records


Family trees


Church records


Le Cuirot family members who served in World War 1

  • Charles Arthur Le Cuirot (1902- ) (St S), Boy 2nd class RN, HMS Impregnable
  • Charles Frederick (1882- ) (St Mt) son of Jean Amedee and Mary Jane, Driver, Royal Field Artillery
  • John Albert Le Cuirot (St Mt), Private, Hampshire Regiment
  • John Amadee Le Cuirot (1880- ) (St Mt) son of Jean Amedee and Mary Jane
  • Philip Emmanuel Le Cuirot (1893-1977) (Gr) son of Jacques Le Cuirot and Eulalie Josephine, nee Ozouf, Gunner, Royal Garrison Artillery
  • Philip Peter Le Cuirot (1893- ) (St ), Carpenter's Crewman RN, HMS Britannia, ex-RMIJ


Occupation records


Family wills

These wills created by members of the Le Cuirot 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

  • Jean Le Cuirot, 11 St James Street, St Helier - 4 December 1940, D/Y/A/107
  • Charles Le Cuirot, Inkerman, St Saviour - 13 February 1942, D/Y/A/109

Family album

Louisa Morin, her granddaughter Madeline Le Cuirot and a farm worker in the farmyard at Boulivot c. 1945

Family gravestones

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