Le Monnier family page
Le Monnier grocer, tobacconist, wines and spirits, Charing Cross
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Origins of surname
Le Monnier was a miller, according to the compiler of our Comprehensive list of Jersey surnames, from the French meunier but an alternative view is that the derivation of the word is from the French monnaie = 'money', making the meaning a money changer. It is a common name in Normandy, where the spelling is usually Lemonnier.
Although variations in the name can be found in Jersey documents dating back to the start of the 14th century, there are no early baptisms, and the first church record is for Jean Michel Le Monnier, the son of Michel and Marie Laurens, in 1750. There is then a gap until the 1840s, when we find the baptisms of the children of Louis and Eliza Matthews (St H), Constant Victor (St L) and Rose Adelle Le Canu, and Thomas Victor and Anne Paillepot (St H), suggesting the arrival in Jersey from France, at about the same time, of three related or unrelated Le Monniers.
Some online trees suggest that the family came from 'Ourvell', but there is no such place, and the family is likely to have originated either in St Lo d'Ourville, in Manche, on the Normandy peninsular, or Ourville en Caux in the Seine Maritime department of Upper Normandy. However, the name is also found in communes in the north of Brittany, and some of the Jersey Le Monniers may have come from there.
- Le Monnier
- Le Monaier
- Le Monnyer 1331
- Le Monoyer 1309
Great War service
These wills created by members of the Le Monnier 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 1948, and how to search for your family's wills there, visit our Jersey wills page
- Alfred Le Monnier, Maris Prospectus, Corbière, St Brelade, bequeaths to John Henry Stear a cottage situated on land belonging to Herbert Alfred Anderson, St Brelade - 11 October 1944, D/Y/A/113
- Charles Le Monnier, St Helier Leaves detailed instructions for the continuation of his business of wine and spirit merchant, and tobaconnist and grocer - 3 April 1907, D/Y/A/66
- Désirée Le Monnier, St Martin, widow of Jacques Pierre Traisnel - 2 May 1925, D/Y/A/85
- Edward Le Monnier, 6 Clarence Terrace, Clarence Road, St Helier - 30 April 1931, D/Y/A/91
- Justin Le Monnier, St Saviour - 19 February 1903, D/Y/A/62
- Louis Le Monnier, 20 Roseville Street, St Helier - 8 March 1944, D/Y/A/112
- Louis Le Monnier, St Clement - 19 December 1927, D/Y/A/87
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