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Moitie family page


The old manor at Baudreville, Manche, the commune where the Jersey family's ancestors lived

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Origins of surname

We had previously not found an explanation for the derivation of this name, and are grateful to a French user of Jerripedia for the information that it is a regional form of the word moustier or moûtiers, which is also a town name: Moûtiers in Savoie or Moustiers-Sainte-Marie in the South. In Manche, there are Les Moitiers d'Allones and Les Moitiers-en-Bauptois. In medieval French, this word meant 'church' (the building)

The spelling Moitier is common in Lower Normandy and the area of France between Paris and the Belgian Border. Moitie is hardly known in Lower Normandy but is found in much greater numbers north of Paris

Early records

The first appearance of this surname in Jersey records was the baptism of Adelina Jane, daughter of Charles Desire and Esther Moitie in St Lawrence in 1873. The spelling Moitier, which has been much less common in Jersey, first appeared in the same year with the baptism of Edith Mary, daughter of Peter Moitier and Mary Pinel in St John. There is considerable confusion, however, with baptisms of siblings showing different surname spellings, and variations from one census to the next


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Family trees


Great War service

  • Edwin Steven Moitie (1893- ) (St H) son of Charles Desire and Louisa Harriet Crespirel, ex-RMIJ, Private, Worcester Regiment

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Occupation records


Family wills

This will created by a member of the Moitie 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

  • Moitie : Charles James Desire , of 33, Val Plaisant, St Helier - 30/Sep/1946 , 10/Nov/1950 , D/Y/B1/7/15
  • Moitie : Elsie Louisa , of 16, Savile Street, St Helier - 1/Sep/1971 , 1/Sep/1971 , D/Y/B1/163/46
  • Moitie : Louisa Harriet , nee Crespinel, 4 St Marks Villas, St Marks Road - 11/Aug/1931 , 18/Nov/1933 , D/Y/A/95/42


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