Le Seelleur

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Le Seelleur family page


Alice Louisa Le Seelleur, born in South Shields, the daughter of a Jersey seaman, and returned with him to Jersey, where she died

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Origin of Surname

Balleine suggests that le seeleur is old French for the leaper ('the original bearers of the name may have been athletes, but more probably professional tumblers') but Jean Arthur, in her history of the family says that the name is derived from 'he who seals or applies the seal'.

The Breton surname Le Sciellour is derived from sciell or sceau, meaning 'seal'. This would tie in with the Jersey variant Le Scelleur.


  • Le Seelleur
  • Le Scelleur 1749

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The family of Capt Thomas Le Seelleur and his second wife Myra Cowley: Vera, Jack, baby Marie and Cyril
Sisters Kathleen (1905-1978) and Avice Le Seelleur (1909-1989), daughters of Walter (1875-1952) and Florence Mary, nee Fosse (1875-1934). Kathleen never married and lived nearly all her life at 18 Clarendon Road. She worked for Mr Keene-Miller at Jersey Airways for many years and later at Le Brun's Bakery. She was the only one of the sisters who learnt to drive. As a young woman she contracted TB and was sent to Greece for four years to recover

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