Maillard

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The Maillard family has been present in Jersey since at least the 17th century

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Maillard family wedding


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Direct links to lists of baptisms, marriages and burials for the Maillard family can be found under Family Records opposite. If you want to search for records for a spelling variant of Maillard, or for any other family name, just click below on the first letter of the family name you are interested in. This will open a new tab in your browser giving you a list of family names beginning with that letter, for which there are baptism records in our database of half a million church and public registry records.

You can also select marriages or burials. Select the name you want and when the list of records is displayed you can easily refine the search, choosing a single parish, given name(s) and/or start and end dates.

The records are displayed 30 to a page, but by selecting the yellow Wiki Table option at the top left of the page you can open a full, scrollable list. This list will either be displayed in a new tab or a pop-up window. You may have to edit the settings of your browser to allow pop-up windows for www.jerripediabmd.net. For the small number of family names for which a search generates more than 1,500 records you will have to refine your search (perhaps using start or end dates) to reduce the number of records found.

New records

From August 2020 we have started adding records from non-Anglican churches, and this process will continue as more records, held by Jersey Archive, are digitised and indexed. Our database now includes buttons enabling a search within registers of Roman Catholic, Methodist and other non-conformist churches. These records will automatically appear within the results of any search made from this page.

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Origins of surname

This is a surname originating in Normandy and Picardie. Although Charles Stevens links it to maillard, a duck, he was possibly mistaken, because the French for the mallard is colvert.

However, our trusty French sources are divided. Noms de Famille de Normandie concurs with Stevens, giving the surname as 'Mallard', and linking it to Maslart, Mallart and Malliart (no mention of 'Maillard'), and saying that is derived from the old French maslart, or malart, for a wild duck, and suggesting that the original holder of the name was a hunter.

Another source gives 'Mallard' and 'Mallart' as synonmys of Maillard and suggests that the name could come from the Germanic personal name 'Magilhard', meaning 'hard force', and signifying someone of Ostrogoth origin, or simply a hard worker. Alternatively the same source links the name to maillet (mallet).

Early records

The Maillard family has been present in St Ouen from the early 17th century, although the first church record is that of the marriage of Nicollas to Marguerite Ahier, which took place in St Helier in 1632. Two of their children were baptised in St Ouen in 1635 and 1636, suggesting that they moved to the western parish soon after their marriage. There is no record of the baptism of the eldest child, Jean.

Only one unbroken branch of the family is identified in the St Ouen records and the family is still present in Jersey today, direct descendants of Nicollas and Marguerite.

Family records

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Family trees



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Church records

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Maillard family members who served in World War 1


  • Jules Dominique Maillard (St B) Air Mechanic, Australian Flying Corps


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Family wills


These wills created by members of the Maillard 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

  • Alice Maillard of St Peter, now of Trinity - 22 August 1894, D/Y/A/53
  • James Maillard, St Helier, bequeaths to Hedley James Maillard Fitzroy House, St Peter and Clos Gatebois – October 1928, D/Y/A/88
  • Mary Maillard, St Peter bequeaths to the poor of St Peter 10s - 11 March 1910, D/Y/A/69
  • Maud Maillard née Machon, Bay View House, First Tower, St Helier, bequeaths to Sidney James Maillard Fitzroy House, St Helier, Clos Nord de La Prêterie, St Ouen; to Hedley William Maillard Augerez Farm, St Peter, and Bay View House, First Tower, St Helier - 31 March 1939, D/Y/A/104


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Burial records


Family album

Marjorie Maillard and friend making black butter in 1975 - picture Jersey Evening post

Family businesses

Family gravestones

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Tips

The church record links above will open in a new tab in your browser and generate the most up-to-date list of each set of records from our database. These lists replace earlier Family page baptism lists, which were not regularly updated. They have the added advantage that they produce a chronological listing for the family name in all parishes, so you do not have to search through A-Z indexes, parish by parish.

We have included some important spelling variants on some family pages, but it may be worth searching for records for a different spelling variant. Think of searching for variants with or without a prefix, such as Le or De. To search for further variants, or for any other family name, just click on the appropriate link below for the first letter of the family name, and a new tab will open, giving you the option to choose baptism, marriage or burial records. You will then see a list of available names for that type of record and you can select any name from that list. That will display all records of the chosen type for that family name, and you can narrow the search by adding a given name, selecting a parish or setting start and end dates in the form you will see above. You can also change the family name, or search for a partial name if you are not certain of the spelling

The records are displayed 30 to a page, but by selecting the yellow Wiki Table option at the top left of the page you can open a full, scrollable list. This list will either be displayed in a new tab or a pop-up window. You may have to edit the settings of your browser to allow pop-up windows for www.jerripediabmd.net. For the small number of family names for which a search generates more than 1,500 records you will have to refine your search (perhaps using start or end dates) to reduce the number of records found.

New records

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

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