Le Garignon

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Le Garignon family page

This family originated in Gommenec'h, Cotes d'Armor, Brittany, and earlier in nearby Pommerit-Le-Vicomte


L'Eglise St Guy at Gommenec'h, where generations of Le Garignons were baptised and worshipped

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Origins of surname

This name comes from the Cotes d'Armor and Finisters departments of north Brittany. It is a variant of carillon and the older carignon and quaregnon, and was a surname given to a bellringer. The name also meant 'jacks', so an alternative derivation is from a player of the game of jacks.

Early Jersey records

Pierre-Marie Le Garignon, from Gommenec'h, settled in Jersey some time after his marriage to Jeanne-Marie Le Friec in 1876, and before 1894. Their first son, also Pierre-Marie, was born in Gommenec'h and married in Jersey in 1905. Two other children were born in Gommenec'h and their last daughter and son were born in Jersey.

A family tree records that Pierre-Marie snr committed suicied in 1900 because of his wife's alcoholism.

There are four birth registrations in St Lawrence before 1903 which do not appear to fit into this family, so there may have been another immigrant family from France in the 1890s.


  • Garignon
  • Le Garignon
  • Legarignon

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Family wills

This will created by a member of the family is now held by Jersey Archive. By visiting the archive site and using the names, date and reference number 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

Family gravestones

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