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Moisan family page



Francois Louis Moisan, born in Plouguernevel, Cotes d'Armor, north Brittany, came to Jersey in 1894 and met Marie Francoise Therin, born in nearby Ploeuc-sur-Lie in 1874, who had arrived two years earlier. They married and had five children, Florrie Marie (1898- ), Jean Marie (1900- ), Marcel Francois (1902- ), Dorothy Marie (1904- ) and Lizzie Marie (1909- ). Francois and Marie lived mainly in the Noirmont and Portelet areas, with a spell in St Mary from 1932 to 1937

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Origins of surname

This name is derived from the baptismal name Moise, Hebrew in origin and very popular throughout Brittany. There are a number of variations found in different departments, and elsewhere in France.

Early records

The family was one of many to arrive in Jersey from the small town of Ploeuc-sur-Lie in the Cotes d'Armor department of north Brittany. The first arrivals were farm workers in the late 19th century.


  • Moisan
  • Moison
  • Moissan
  • Moisand
  • Moisant
  • Moizand
  • Moizant
  • Moysan
  • Moyzan
  • Moisson (may not be a variant, but included here for convenience)
  • Le Moisson (may not be a variant, but included here for convenience)

Family records


Family trees

Church records


Great War service

Sons of Victor Marie Moisan and Victoire


Family wills

These wills created by members of the Moisan 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

  • Victor Moisan, Grouville - 21 February 1935, D/Y/A/97
  • Victorine Moisan, Longueville, St Saviour, widow of Jean Baptiste Bienvenu - 25 May 1938, D/Y/A/102
  • Arthur Moisson 7 December 1748 - D/Y/A/7
  • Catherine Moisson, widow of Isaac Martin of St Saviour 29 March 1743 - D/Y/A/7
  • Marie Moisson of St Helier s - 4 October 1865, D/Y/A/32

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Family gravestones

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