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Menard family page


Francois Menard married Susanne Le Gallais in St Helier in 1758

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Origins of surname

This is a name which is prevalent in the west of France. It is ultimately derived from the Germanic personal name 'Maginhard', meaning 'strong force', via the old French 'Mainard'

Early records

The family which established in Jersey in the early 19th century following the marriage in 1810 of Francois Richard Menard (1781-1849) and Marguerite Fougere, of St Brelade, undoubtedly has its origins in Normandy.


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Family wills

This will created by a member of the Menard family is now held by Jersey Archive. By visiting the archive site and using the names, date and reference number 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

  • Charles Menard, Glen House, Noirmont, St Brelade - 18 February 1944, D/Y/A/112
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