Le Filiastre family page
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Origins of surname
This name means ‘nephew’ or ‘stepson’. The French have a strange habit of giving the same name to people of entirely different relationships, and it can prove confusing for family historians when the text of a record gives no indication of whether or not a person was a blood relative. Le Gendre has the same meaning
This is a name mainly present in Jersey from the mid 16th century to the end of the 17th, although there is a scattering of records into the 18th and 19th centuries.
The name is found in Jersey records either as Le Filiastre or as Le Feuvre dit Filliastre, and this leads to considerable difficulty in tracing family trees. Many of the Le Filiastre baptisms from the 18th century onwards are hidden in the Le Feuvre listings.
We have little doubt that the four trees linked to below have common ancestry and can also be extended downwards for several generations, but there is such uncertainty caused by the absence of records or their listing under the wrong surname, and also by the frequency of use of several surnames, that we are unable to do this with any degree of certainty.
- Le Filiastre
- Le Filliastre
- Le Feuvre dit Filliastre
- Descendants of Adrian Le Filiastre
- Descendants of Jean Le Filiastre
- Descendants of Andre Le Filiastre
- Descendants of Toussaint Le Filiastre
Births and baptisms