Le Poidevin

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Le Poidevin family page

This surname is much more common in Guernsey than in Jersey

Henrietta Le Poidevin, standing at back, step-daughter of Walter John Lake, of Jersey (right)

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Origin of Surname

Le Poidevin originated from Poitou in the centre of France.

In Normandy today the name is more commonly spelt Lepoittevin

The name is one of a number of surnames which is pronounced differently in Jersey and Guernsey. In Jersey the first syllable is pronounced “pwa” and in Guernsey it is “ped”. The name is much more common in Guernsey but it is not known whether all the Jersey Le Poidevins came across from that island or arrived separatedly from France. Certainly the head of the Jersey family in the tree below came from Guernsey.

Early records

  • Ann Le Poidevin was born in St Sampson, Guernsey about 1600
  • Guillaume Le Poidevin was born in the same parish in 1608, the son of Philippe and Margueritte Pezet. He and Ann may have been siblings.


  • Le Poidevin
  • Lepoittevin
  • Poidevin

Family records


Church records


Family trees


Le Poidevin family members who served in World War 1


Family wills

These wills created by members of the Le Poidevin 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

  • John Le Poidevin, 59 Bath Street, St Helier - 3 December 1923, D/Y/A/83
  • Mary Le Poidevin née Rider, La Place, Midvale Road, St Helier - 10 November 1937, D/Y/A/101
  • Percy Le Poidevin, Rougier, Havre Des Pas, St Helier - 29 December 1948, D/Y/A/120

Family businesses

Notable family members

  • Leonard Le Poidevin was recorded in 1948 by La Société Jersiaise as escaping from Jersey during the Occupation.

Family gravestones

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