Luce family page
A 19th century photograph of an unknown Master Luce
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Origin of Surname
Luce is French for Lucia, a name made popular by St Lucy. Six French villages with churches dedicated to her are called Ste Luce. There was also a St Luce, Pope in the 3rd Century.
However, the name may also derive via the French from the Latin lucius - a woodcutter.
The name has been prevalent in Normandy over the centuries and is fairly common there today.
The family of Luce, settled in the parish of St Lawrence prior to 1500, claims to have migrated from Wales, and to be a branch of the famous Norman house of Lucy, or Lucie, settled in England since the Conquest. This house represents a branch of the family of Le Brocq, and that of Le Bailly, of St Mary, to which latter belonged the philanthropic Jeanne Le Bailly, the wife of Thomas Denton, of St Aubin, whose benefactions to the poor of the island, and to the parochial hospital of St Brelade, have rendered her name sacred among her countrymen.
- de Lucy
- de Lucie
The two trees above show the same line but are from different sources, with slight variations
- Descendants of Jean Luce
- Descendants of Edouard Luce
- Descendants of Moyse Luce
- Descendants of Raulin Luce and Marie Trachie
- Descendants of Philippe Luce
- Descendants of Jean Luce - 2
- Descendants of Jean Luce - 3 NEW
- Luce baptisms in Jersey
- Luce marriages in Jersey (groom)
- Luce marriages in Jersey (bride)
- Luce burials in Jersey
Great War service
Emigrants to Canada
- John Luce's petition for land in Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia
- William Luce's petitions for land in Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia
- Luce's Eau de Cologne
- A Mrs Luce was in partnership with a Mrs Falle as drapers at 66 King Street from 1885 to 1903
- Thomas Luce was a boot and shoe maker at 40 Halkett Place in the 1860s and '70s
William Charles Day Luce (48), of St Helier, was convicted of forgery by the Royal Court in 1914 and sentenced to four months prison with hard labour. This picture is part of an album of photographs of prisoners convicted by the Royal Court which are held by Jersey archive.
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Starting in August 2020 we are adding several thousand new records from the registers of Roman Catholic, Methodist and other non-conformist churches. These will appear in date order within a general search of the records and are also individually searchable within the database search form