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Norman family page

This is a family of very long standing in Jersey, still present in significant numbers today


Mrs Norman photographed by Ernest Baudoux in the 19th century

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Origin of Surname

The original Norman undoubtedly came from Normandy, and there could, of course, have been several who were given this name separately. Whether the first Norman in Jersey was given this name after his arrival, or while still in France, to distinguish him from nearby Bretons, will never be known.

Early records

The name appears in the Assize Roll of 1309 and Michel Norment is listed in the Jersey Chantry Certificate of 1550

Edmund Norman was born before 1514 in Jersey, the son of Jean. He married Chierotte Blampied. Although Edmund Norman and his family lived in the southern part of the parish of Trinity, his grandson Jean moved to the easternmost part of St Saviour in about 1640, to a house (still there today) called La Davisonnerie. The family remained there for two centuries. In the intervening generations, members of the Norman family married heiresses to the Payn, Anquetil and Messervy families.


  • Norman, 12c
  • Le Normand 1461
  • Normaunt
  • de Normandie c1340
  • Le Normaunt 1309
  • Le Norman
  • Normand 1299
  • Normant
  • Normannus 12c
  • La Normand 1309
  • Norment
  • Normant
  • Lenormand

Family records


Family trees


Church records


Family histories


Great War service


Family wills

Prominent family members

  • Brigadier John Anquetil (Bill) Norman (1909-1994), first commander of the King's Troop, Royal Artillery
  • Jurat James Messervy Norman, president of the Transport committee during the Occupation
  • Daniel Norman Viscount of Jersey

Family houses

Family businesses

Philippe Alfred Norman (1853-1936), who emigrated to New Zealand in the 1870s and married Elizabeth Harold (1853-1927) in Ashburton, Canterbury, in 1882, was a carpenter who became a major building contractor, responsible for numerous bridges throughout Canterbury, and for moving this building in Ashburton in 1894. It was the Ashburton Convent, the largest building in the town at the time. Philippe and Elizabeth had four children

Family photographs

Ministers and lay preachers of the Methodist French Circuit in 1867, including P Norman. The picture was taken by Asplet and Green a year after they set up in business at 18½ Beresford Street and also includes P Tourgis, Philippe Amy, P Le Gresley, Thomas J Desprès, Mr Ahier, Mr Benest, P Garnier, Mr Hamon, D Bisson, G Le Masurier, Abraham Pallot, J Syvret, P G Adair, G Skelton, T Binet, T Billot, Mr Vautier, E de Carteret, W Le Duc, T Lucas, H Collas and J Le Cornu

Family gravestones

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