Le Duc

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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


Mary Ann Rachel Le Duc (1842-1920)

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Mary Ann Rachel Le Duc

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.

Early records

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 records


Family trees


Church records


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


Family wills

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 1980, 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
Ministers and lay preachers of the Methodist French Circuit in 1867, including William Le Duc. The picture was taken by Asplet and Green a year after they set up in business at 18½ Beresford Street and also includes P Tourgis, Philippe Amy, P Le Gresley, Thomas J Desprès, Mr Ahier, Mr Benest, P Garnier, Mr Hamon, D Bisson, G Le Masurier, Abraham Pallot, J Syvret, P G Adair, G Skelton, T Binet, T Billot, Mr Vautier, E de Carteret, P Norman, T Lucas, H Collas and J Le Cornu

Family gravestones

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