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James Metivier

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Origins of surname

This name is derived from the old French mestivier meaning harvester or reaper.

It is a name common in the centre of France rather than in areas closer to Jersey.

Early records

The family arrived in Jersey in the early 18th century, but it is not known from where. It is thought that they may have been religious refugees in the final wave of Huguenots.


  • Metivier
  • Méthivier
  • Méthiviers
  • Méthiviez
  • Métiviers
  • Métivet
  • Métivaud

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These wills created by members of the Metivier 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

  • Clement Metivier, Home Farm, Grouville - 7 May 1943, D/Y/A/110
  • Clement Metivier, St Helier - 25 November 1919, D/Y/A/79
  • Jacques Metivier of St Helier, desires to be buried in St Helier's Cemetery, bequeaths to the poor of St Helier, £50 tournois of French currency, also makes bequests of 3% annuities 4 July 1818 - D/Y/A/18

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