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Lihou family page

This family is more common in Guernsey than Jersey


Charlotte Sophia Lihou

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Origin of Surname

The surname Lihou is derived from the island of the same name. The suffix "-hou" means island, so Lihou means "the island" in old Norman.

Early records

Lihou is very much a Guernsey family, but it made its way to Jersey in the 1830s. George, apparently born in Guernsey in 1788, married Sophia Druce in St Helier at the advanced age of 48 and fathered five children over the next nine years.

Another family had settled just before because Henriette Lihou, daughter of Thomas and Blanche Henriette Guinebaud, was baptised in St Helier in 1832.

Peter Lihou, 'from St Saviour' was married to Maria Bray in the parish in 1838.

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Church records


Jersey family trees


Lihou family members who served in World War 1


Family wills

These wills created by members of the Lihou 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

  • Edith Lihou née Brouard, Ayleston, Brock Road, St Peter Port, Guernsey - 21 March 1941, D/Y/A/107
  • Sydney Lihou, 9 Seaton Place, St Helier - 7 April 1931, D/Y/A/91

Jersey gravestones

Related Places

  • Lihou Island - tidal island off the west coast of Guernsey
  • Fief Lihou - see Fiefs of Guernsey
  • Lihou Reef - located in Coral Sea off the coast of Queensland, Australia, named after Lt John Lihou, RN who discovered the reef in 1823.
  • Port Lihou - port in Western Australia named after the same naval captain.
  • Notre Dame du Cap Lihou at Granville, France

Notable Islanders

  • Capt John Lihou, RN
  • Collas Lihou, Jurat 1585


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