Le Huquet

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Margaret Le Lievre, later Le Huquet


Record Search


Direct links to lists of baptisms, marriages and burials for the Le Huquet family can be found under Family Records opposite. If you want to search for records for a spelling variant of Le Huquet, or for any other family name, just click below on the first letter of the family name you are interested in. This will open a new tab in your browser giving you a list of family names beginning with that letter, for which there are baptism records in our database of half a million church and public registry records.

You can also select marriages or burials. Select the name you want and when the list of records is displayed you can easily refine the search, choosing a single parish, given name(s) and/or start and end dates.

The records are displayed 30 to a page, but by selecting the yellow Wiki Table option at the top left of the page you can open a full, scrollable list. This list will either be displayed in a new tab or a pop-up window. You may have to edit the settings of your browser to allow pop-up windows for www.jerripediabmd.net. For the small number of family names for which a search generates more than 1,500 records you will have to refine your search (perhaps using start or end dates) to reduce the number of records found.

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From August 2020 we have started adding records from non-Anglican churches, and this process will continue as more records, held by Jersey Archive, are digitised and indexed. Our database now includes buttons enabling a search within registers of Roman Catholic, Methodist and other non-conformist churches. These records will automatically appear within the results of any search made from this page.

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Origin of Surname

This is a French surname which is probably derived from the 14th century word huchet, meaning a small horn, and described a messenger or herald, or town crier, who signalled his presence by blowing a horn.

Alternatively, the name may come from Huquerville, "the town with a horn", or a town on the bend of a river.

Early records

We have had to completely revise our opinions about the origins of this family, after a detailed study of the church records which were not available when the page was originally created. The Le Huquets did not arrive in Jersey at the end of the 17th century, but towards the end of the 16th. Jean Le Huquet married Marie Lafolle, daughter of Jean, at St Martin in 1606. Their first daughter, Rebecca, was baptised there in 1608, but there had already been two children of Thomas Le Huquet baptised in the parish in 1602 and 1605.

And St Martin burial registers record the death of Thomas Le Huquet in 1597.

Clearly the family either had even earlier roots in the island, or more than one family settled and became established at the same time.

We previously stated that it was quite likely that the first members of the family, including the earliest in the trees below, arrived in Jersey as Huguenot refugees in 1685. If the Le Huquets were Huguenots, they would have arrived with the first wave of refugees from 1572 onwards, not with the second wave in the 17th century. However, the name does not appear in the list of abjurations by refugees who were required to renounce all links to Catholicism.

It is worth noting that, given the length of time that the name has been found in Jersey, no details of early records were given by the author of our Comprehensive list of Jersey surnames. This list did not include references to church records, so the family had not become sufficiently established for their name to feature in the Extente of 1608, the latest of these official documents on which the surname list is based. This lends support to the view that the family arrived in the island only shortly before the name first featured in church records, although whether as religious refugees is impossible to say.

Variants

  • Le Huquet
  • Le Houquet
  • Hucquet
  • Le Hucquet
  • Le Huchot
  • Huchot
  • Huchier
  • Le Hucquet
  • Le Huquet
  • Huquart
  • Huchez
  • Huchard
  • Huquet
  • Huchet may also be a variant but a separate family existed in Jersey

Family Records

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Family trees


Despite a considerable amount of work on the Le Huquet trees, and a major review in 2019, we are still no closer to resolving the various discrepancies identified, a problem compounded by the absence of some key records. We are convinced that there is a common source in Jersey for all the Le Huquet lineages and work continues to try to produce a definitive Le Huquet tree.

The four trees above, all from different sources, start with the same person but are of varying length and with varying degrees of detail. The head of each tree has now been identified as another Abraham, father of Jean, grandfather of Abraham. Some of the trees appear to contain significant inaccuracies, and notes to this effect have been added. It is recommended that all four trees are studied together, together with those below.


Three earlier trees from which the above trees are descended


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The church record links above will open in a new tab in your browser and generate the most up-to-date list of each set of records from our database. These lists replace earlier Family page baptism lists, which were not regularly updated. They have the added advantage that they produce a chronological listing for the family name in all parishes, so you do not have to search through A-Z indexes, parish by parish.

We have included some important spelling variants on some family pages, but it may be worth searching for records for a different spelling variant. Think of searching for variants with or without a prefix, such as Le or De. To search for further variants, or for any other family name, just click on the appropriate link below for the first letter of the family name, and a new tab will open, giving you the option to choose baptism, marriage or burial records. You will then see a list of available names for that type of record and you can select any name from that list. That will display all records of the chosen type for that family name, and you can narrow the search by adding a given name, selecting a parish or setting start and end dates in the form you will see above. You can also change the family name, or search for a partial name if you are not certain of the spelling

The records are displayed 30 to a page, but by selecting the yellow Wiki Table option at the top left of the page you can open a full, scrollable list. This list will either be displayed in a new tab or a pop-up window. You may have to edit the settings of your browser to allow pop-up windows for www.jerripediabmd.net. For the small number of family names for which a search generates more than 1,500 records you will have to refine your search (perhaps using start or end dates) to reduce the number of records found.

New records

Starting in August 2020 we are adding several thousand new records from the registers of Roman Catholic, Methodist and other non-conformist churches. These will appear in date order within a general search of the records and are also individually searchable within the database search form

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