Le Mercier

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This is one of several surnames of French origin, not all variants of each other, which means 'merchant'


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Emily Le Mercier, nee Jegou, and Florence

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Origins of surname

This surname is synonymous with Le Marchand, Le Marquand and other similar island names, although not considered a variant because the Le Mercier families are quite distinct. It is derived from the old French mercier for merchant.

Early records

The name first appears in the Trinity church registers at the beginning of the 18th century, when five children of Francois Le Mercier and his wife, whose name is not known, were baptised.

Although we have been able to link the majority of early baptisms to the two trees below, it is clear that there were several other Le Merciers who came to Jersey from France and married local girls during the 18th and 19th century.

The family is still present in Jersey today.

Variants

  • Mercier
  • Le Mercier
  • Lemercier

Family records

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Family trees



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Church records



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Le Mercier family members who served in World War 1


Two brothers, sons of Peter Charles Le Mercier, son of Peter, and Victoria Anne Ecobichon, daughter of Jules

  • Peter Charles Le Mercier (1893- ) (Tr), ex-RMIJ, Private, Middlesex Regiment
  • Philip Le Mercier (1894- ) (Tr), Private, Dorsetshire Regiment


  • Walter Henry Le Mercier (1897- ) (St L) son of John and Annie, Ordinary Seaman RN
  • William Thomas Le Mercier (St H), Private, Labour Corps


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Family wills


These wills created by members of the Le Mercier 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

  • George Le Mercier, 17 Byron Road, St Helier - 18 February 1948, D/Y/A/119
  • Marie Le Mercier, widow of Louis L'Aisné 24 January 1747 - D/Y/A/7

Family gravestones

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