Le Ruez

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This family has been present in Jersey since the 16th century but the origin of the name is somewhat uncertain


Ann Le Ruez, her husband John Amy, and their family

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Origin of Surname

Although we have found no specific reference to Le Ruez, our main source for the origin of French surnames says that 'Ruez' and 'Ruey' are common names in Belfort and Saone-et-Loire, and that they are probably synonymous with 'Ruet', which was derived from ruisseau, and given to a person living near a small stream.

Alternatively it is suggested that the name could be derived from the Germanic personal name 'Rutz' or 'Ruetz' (= Rudolf).

Early records

Le Ruez is a fairly common name in Jersey today, although not found in Normandy, and the family has been present in the island for several centuries.

Robert Le Ruez is listed in the Jersey Chantry Certificate of 1550

The name first appears in the St Ouen baptism register in 1624 and it is in this parish and neighbouring St Peter that the family has been most prominent.


  • Le Ruez, 1607
  • de Ruez 1461
  • Deruez
  • Desruez 1461
  • Ruez
  • Le Rues
  • Le Rue
  • Larraway (Emigrant to USA)

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Family trees


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Le Ruez family members who served in World War 1


Family wills

These wills created by members of the Le Ruez 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

  • Alfred Le Ruez, son of Abraham of St Ouen, now of St Helier - 14 June 1939, D/Y/A/105
  • Edouard Le Ruez of St Ouen, desires to be buried in St Ouen's Cemetery, bequeaths to the poor of St Ouen, £1 31 March 1857 - D/Y/A/29
  • Elizabeth Le Ruez 7 April 1930 - 5 February 1932, D/Y/A/92
  • Elizabeth Le Ruez of St Ouen, now of St Helier, widow of George Satterfitt - 15 May 1889, D/Y/A/48
  • Elizabeth Le Ruez, Cueillette de Leoville, St Ouen - 3 March 1948, D/Y/A/119
  • Helier Le Ruez 22 May 1684 - D/Y/A/4
  • Jane Le Ruez, St Ouen - 30 January 1937, D/Y/A/100
  • Mary Le Ruez of St Ouen, now of Victoria House, St Helier, desires to be buried in St Ouen's Cemetery, bequeaths to the poor of St Ouen 5s - 27 December 1893, D/Y/A/52
  • Mary-Ann Le Ruez of Franc Fief House, St Brelade, desires to be buried in St Brelade's Cemetery - 31 March 1862, D/Y/A/31
  • Philip Le Ruez of La Hougue, Vingtaine de Vinchelez, St Ouen, bequeaths to the poor of St Ouen £5 - 11 August 1888, D/Y/A/47
  • Thomas Le Ruez, son of Abraham 15 May 1756 - D/Y/A/9

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Family properties

Family album

Stan, Una and daughter Donna, Le Ruez in St Peter's Village in the 1980s

Family gravestones

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