Marie family page
This surname is not as common in Jersey as its presence throughout Normandy would suggest
Alice Emily Marie
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Origin of Surname
Marie is one of the few surnames which started out as a female personal name, although Marie is also used for males in France, usually in combination with another name (eg Jean Marie). It is one of the commonest surnames in Normandy.
A Marie family was established in Grouville by Thomas and his wife Lucasse in the second half of the 16th century. A second family was established in St Helier about 50 years later by Samson, whose wife's name is not known. Samson does not appear to have been part of the Grouville family, and it is impossible to say whether the two families had a common ancestor in the island.
Between them they account for over two-thirds of Marie baptisms in Jersey.
Great War service
Sons of James Francis Marie and Alma Catherine Northy
- Alfred John Marie (1875-1917) Private, Hampshire Regiment, killed in action
- Albert Francis Marie (1889- ) (St H) ex-RMIJ, Gunner, Royal Garrison Artillery
- Auguste Manvieu Louis Marie, Soldat, French Infantry, Killed in action, living Jersey 1911
- Philip John Marie (1893-1915) son of Philip and Jane Louisa, L-cpl Hampshire Regiment, killed in action in Dardanelles
- Percy Marie (1884- ) Mercantile Marine
Alice Emily Marie during the Great War
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Great War casualty Pvt Alfred John Marie