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William Nant married Marie Monamy in St Clement in 1815

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Origins of surname

This surname comes from the old French for 'stream' or 'valley'

Early records

The first Nants on record in Jersey were the children of Nicolas Nant and Elizabeth Grossier in St John baptism registers in the 1750s. William, who married Marie Monamy and settled in Grouville, came to Jersey from Guernsey.


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  • Nantel
  • Nantet

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Family wills

These wills created by members of the 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

  • William Nant of Grouville, bequeaths to the poor of Grouville, 10s, to Sophie du Chesne; property bordered on the east and the south by Oxford Road, St Helier, Fief de Mélèches 12 July 1860 - D/Y/A/30
  • Eliza Nant of Vingtaine de La Rue, Grouville, desires to be buried in Grouville Cemetery - 17 December 1888, D/Y/A/47
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