Le Hegarat family page
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Origins of surname
Although undoubtedly of Breton origin, we have been unable to find any suggestion of how the name Le Hegarat may be derived. Heg- is virtually unknown as the start of a French word and there are only three recognised French surnames starting with those letters, none of them remotely similar.
The Jersey family arrived in the island in the 1870s, when Jean Francois (1851-1924) from Le Haut Corlay in the Cotes d'Armor department of north Brittany arrived with his wife Aimee Marie Rolland and two young children. She was from Ploeuc-sur-Lie, a nearby town from which many Breton farmworkers headed to Jersey. They may have followed Aimee's younger brother Victor Marie, who also settled in Jersey and raised a family.
One online tree suggests that the couple married in St Helier, but that their two sons, Jean Baptiste Francois and Pierre Marie, were born in Allineuc in 1875 and 1878, respectively. There is no record of the Jersey marriage, but there is of their marriage in Allineuc, on 14 May 1874. The suggestion in a French website that Aimee died childless in about 1874 certainly seems wide of the mark.
- Le Hegarat
Le Hegarat family members who served in World War 1
- James Walter Le Hegarat (St J), Private, Dorsetshire Regiment
- Peter John Le Hegarat (St P), Private, Dorsetshire Regiment
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