Perrier

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Elizabeth Perrier married Philippe Le Maistre in St Martin in 1759

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Origin of Surname

The name, although very similar to Perrée, is thought to have a somewhat different derivation, the source being the ancient French for carrier. It could also be used for someone who engraved or sold stone and was a name for a quarry.

Further suggestions are that it is linked to a place name in Normandy, or referred to someone who lived by a pear tree.

It is a common name in Normandy although there are no records there of the name in medieval times.

Early records

  • Andrew Perier was born in Jersey in 1463

The name, usually spelt Perier, was very common in Jersey from the 17th century onwards. Today it is apparently only spelt Perrier.

Variants

  • Perier, 1331
  • Perrier 1607
  • Perir 1515
  • Le Perey c1340
  • Perer
  • Perrer 1309

Family records

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Family trees



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Church records



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Great War service


  • Alfred J Perrier (1883- ) son of Armand and Marie (Gr) Sergeant RE
  • Arthur John Perrier (1899- ) (St S) son of John and Elize, Gunner RGA
  • Francis A Perrier (1880- )(Gr) son of Armand and Marie, husband of Susan, Gunner RE, wounded
  • John de Carteret Perrier (1874- ) (Gr) son of Charles and Eliza, husband of Eliza, Private, Royal Defence Corps


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Family wills


These wills created by members of the Perrier 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

  • Betsy Perrier of St Ouen - 22 March 1876, D/Y/A/39
  • Jean Perrier of St Ouen, Vingtaine de Léoville 3 May 1823 - D/Y/A/19
  • Armand Perrier, Grouville - 2 April 1927, D/Y/A/87

Family gravestones

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