Le Monnier

From theislandwiki
Jump to: navigation, search

Le Monnier family page


Augustin Victor, John Edward and Victor Albert Monnier, children of Victor Desire and Celina Anne Marie, nee Langlois

If you can help with information about the Le Monnier family, please contact editcontact@theislandwiki.org, using Jerripedia as the subject of your email. We are particularly interested in information which will help create further family trees, family histories and photographs

A blue link anywhere in the text will lead you to another page with more information on this family

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.

Early records

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
  • Monnier
  • Lemonnier
  • Meunier
  • Lemeunier

Family records


Family trees


Church records


Great War service


Family wills

Family businesses

Le Monnier grocer, tobacconist, wines and spirits, Charing Cross

Family album

Although these pictures were sent to us with the subjects named Monnier, we believe that they were actually Le Monnier

Family gravestones

Click on any image to see a larger version. See the Jerripedia gravestone image collection page for more information about our gravestone photographs

Personal tools

Please support theislandwiki.org with a donation to our hosting costs