Le Verdier family page
Although there are earlier records, the Pelluet family which settled in Jersey came from Normandy in the first half of the 19th century. Its ancestry can be traced back many generations in the commune of Frenes in the Orne department
Ernest Alfred Pelluet (1893-1984) was placed in the Jersey Home for Boys at the age of seven, and then left Jersey as a teenager with his mother and siblings to live in England
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Origins of surname
This is a name found mainly in Lower Normandy, but also in the department of Allier. It is a diminuitive of the adjective pelu which, in old French, indicated a hairy man.
There is a record of the surname as far back as 1776, but it would be another 60 years before an immigrant from Normandy established a family in Jersey. Although two Pelluets from Fresne in the department of Orne married in Jersey in the mid-1800s (see trees below), and we have traced the ancestors of both back into the 17th century, they do not appear to be related.
All three spellings are found in Jersey records
Great War service
These wills created by members of the Pelluet 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 1948, and how to search for your family's wills there, visit our Jersey wills page
- Jacques Pelué, desires to be buried in St Peter's Cemetery, bequeaths to the poor of St Peter, £40 of the order 30 September 1788 - D/Y/A/14
- Jean Peluet/Pelluet, bequeaths to the poor of St Peter, £40 of the order of the King 9 March 1816 - D/Y/A/18