Le Pennec

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Amelie Leonie Marie Le Pennec married Walter John Blampied in St Ouen in 1913

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Origins of surname

The original Le Pennec was a stubborn man, because this name is derived from the Breton for 'pig-headed'.

Early records

The name first appears in Jersey birth registers in the 1880s


  • Le Pennec
  • Le Pesnecq, 1500
  • Le Penec, 1495
  • Lepennec

Family records


Census returns

  • 1891 - Jean Marie (1861- ), wife Marie (1867- ) and children Jean (1889- ), Josephine (1890- ), Toussaint (1894- ), Adele (1896- ) and Francois (1897- )
  • 1901 - Tousaaint (1876- ) (Fr), wife Jeanne (1876- ), and children Amice (1890- ) and Alice (1899)
  • 1901 - Jean (1871- ) and wife Marie Louise (1870- ) and children August (1889- ), Marie Louise (1891- ), Albert (1892- ), Victorine (1897- ) and Jean (1899- ).
  • 1911 - Toussaint, Jeanne, Aimee (1901- ), TOussaint (1903- ), Andre (1906- ) and Marie (1910- )


Births and baptisms


Le Pennec family members who served in World War 1

Two brothers, sons of Jean and Marie Le Pennec, both died in 1916

Two island resident Frenchmen who died in the war

  • Francois Marie Le Pennec, perhaps also the son of Jean and Marie
  • Joseph Marie Le Pennec

  • Charles Le Pennec (St P), Private, Royal Defence Corps
  • Emile Le Pennec (St P), Private, Royal Warwickshire Regiment


Family wills

This will created by a member of the Le Pennec family is now held by Jersey Archive. By visiting the archive site and using the names, date and reference number 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

  • Jean Le Pennec, Maiden Rose, Anne Port, St Martin - 10 December 1948, D/Y/A/120

Family gravestones

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