Le Tourneur

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Although there are similar names in 13th century Jersey records, the family which is still in Jersey today is not descended from them and may only be able to trace its island orgins back to the 1870s


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Henry Le Tourneur and his older brother Aimable

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Origins of surname

This is a surname of French origin, referring to a wood turner.

Early records

It is suggested that the names Le Torner, de Tornour and Thornour, which are found in 13th century records in Jersey are variants of Le Tourneur, which still exists today, but there is no evidence of any link between them and the children of Jacques Le Tourneur and Susanne Moignard, who were baptised in St Lawrence between 1756 and 1772. The couple were married in the parish church in 1755.

There is a single earlier baptism of Marie Le Tourneur in St Ouen in 1748. She was the daughter of Louis and an unknown Grossier.

There is also a marriage record for Louis Le Tourneur and Jeanne Le Gresley in St Martin in 1750.

A five-generation tree can be traced down from Jacques and Susanne Moignard, in St Lawrence and neighbouring St John, and then St Helier. There seems to be no link between these Le Tourneurs and the family of Michel and Jeanne Hubert in St Helier in the first two decades of the 19th century.

Nor is there an obvious link between any of these Le Tourneurs, and the families in Jersey today. They may well be descended from later arrivals from France. Aimable Louis Le Tourneur and his wife Augustine Josephine Amanda DuFour, both from Portbail on the Normandy coast opposite Gorey, arrived in Jersey in the mid-1870s and raised a family in Gorey which can be traced down to the present day.

Variants

  • Le Tourneur
  • Le Torner, 1254
  • de Tornour
  • Thornour, 1225

Family records

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Family trees



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Church records



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Le Tourneur family members who served in World War 1


Five sons of Aimable Louis Eugene Le Tourneur and Augustine Josephine Amande Dufour, of St Martin, both born in Portbail


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Family wills


These wills created by members of the Le Tourneur 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

  • Anne Le Tourneur of St Lawrence, desires to be buried in St Lawrence cemetery 6 August 1825 - D/Y/A/20
  • Marguérite Le Tourneur of St Lawrence, now of St Helier, desires to be buried in St Lawrence Cemetery, bequeaths to the poor of St Lawrence, 5s 16 July 1858 - D/Y/A/29
  • Marie Le Tourneur of Beuzeville, Manche, France, now of Jersey 22 October 1834 - D/Y/A/23

Family gravestones

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