Le Sage family page
This family appeared in Jersey in the 17th century, died out, and then another family arrived from France to continue the name, which is still found in the island today
Daniel Le Sasge was buried in St Martin in 1664
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Origins of surname
This is quite a common name in Normandy and Gaspard, who established a family in Jersey, probably came from there. The surname means 'the wise one'.
The name does not appear in Jersey baptism registers until the late 17th century, and the family was confined to St Helier, where it appears to have died out after three generations. However, there must have been arrivals in the second half of the 19th century or later, because the name is known in Jersey today.
The family who settled in the 17th century were probably Huguenot refugees.
- Le Sage
- Lesage, Normandy version
These wills created by members of the Le Sage 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
- James Le Sage 20 January 1766 - D/Y/A/11
- Nicollas Le Sage of Noyés, near Caen, Normandy, refugee in Jersey due to religion 15 May 1721 - D/Y/A/5
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