Le Duc family page
This family first appeared in Jersey around the beginning of the 18th century, but it was another 100 years before a family became established
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Origins of surname
Le Duc means the 'duke' in French, but that does not mean that the name was given to an actual duke. He would have had a much posher surname, to distinguish him from other dukes. Le Duc may have worked for a duke, or, more likely, given the humous of Medieval surnames, have behaved like one, while being far from noble.
The first Le Duc to arrive in Jersey appears to be Henry, who married Jeanne Le Gallais at St Saviour in 1703. There is no record of their having children, and the first family to become established, a century later, was that of Louis Le Duc and Marguerite Hamptonne, who married in St Helier in 1805.
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Family members who served in World War 1
Brothers: Sons of Philip and Elizabeth Ann
- Harold James Le Duc (1900- ) (St H), Private, Worcestershire Regiment
- Philip John Le Duc (1894- ) (St H), Private, Royal Defence Corps, ex-RMIJ
These wills created by members of the Le Duc 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
- Lydia Le Duc of St Helier - 20 November 1900, D/Y/A/59
- William Le Duc, bequeaths to his wife, one third of Carmel House and to William Le Duc, two thirds of Carmel House Includes a detailed list of furniture bequests - 9 July 1887, D/Y/A/46
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