Le Templier

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This family name, of uncertain origin, can be traced back to the 17th century in Jersey


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Jean Le Templier and Catherine de Rue were married in St Helier in 1772

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Origins of surname

Although it would seem likely that this family arrived in Jersey from France, we have found no information in our usual French sources for the derivation of the name.

However, it is known as a variant of Templer, an English surname, and it is suggested that it may be of English and French occupational or habitational origin for someone who was employed at or lived near one of the houses maintained by the Knights Templar. It may also have been the name given to foundlings baptized at the Temple Church, London, so called because it was originally built on land belonging to the Templars.

Early records

The name first appears in Jersey records in 1607, and in the Grouville baptism register in 1614. However, that is an isolated record in the parish and it is in neighbouring St Clement, starting in 1632, that the family becomes established, with all baptisms recorded there for over 200 years, with the exception of three scattered baptisms in Grouville. In the 1840s a branch appears in St Helier records.

Variants

  • Le Templier
  • Templer

Family records

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Family trees



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Church records



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Notable family members



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Le Templier family members who served in World War 1


  • Charles Le Templier (St H), Private, South Wales Borderers
  • Reginald John Le Templier (1898- ) (St H) son of John Langridge and Mary Jane Mourant Palmer, married Phyllis Ruby Crowe in 1924, Private, RASC


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Family wills


These wills created by members of the Le Templier 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

  • Aaron Le Templier of Grouville, desires to be buried in Grouville Cemetery, bequeaths to the poor of Grouville, £3 of the order 15 September 1832 - D/Y/A/22
  • Abraham Le Templier, Le Geyt Farm, St Saviour - 30 April 1921, D/Y/A/81
  • Elizabeth Le Templier, Le Geyt Farm, St Saviour - 19 February 1920, D/Y/A/80
  • Hélier Le Templier, St Clement - 7 September 1927, D/Y/A/87
  • Jacques Le Templier of St Clement 22 January 1759 - D/Y/A/10
  • Jacques Le Templier of St Clement - 21 June 1873, D/Y/A/37
  • Jean Le Templier of St Clement, desires to be buried in St Clement's Cemetery, bequeaths to the poor of St Clement, £6 tournois of the order of the King 28 February 1795 - D/Y/A/15
  • John Le Templier of St Clement - 21 March 1877, D/Y/A/39
  • Mary Le Templier, Pontorson House, St Clement - 24 January 1928, D/Y/A/88
  • Mary-Ann Le Templier of 12, Philip Street, St Helier - 8 August 1882, D/Y/A/42

Family gravestones

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