Queree

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Records for this family in Jersey date from the 16th century. It is still present today

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Farmer's wife Muriel Queree at Rozel in 1953


Record Search


Direct links to lists of baptisms, marriages and burials for the Queree family can be found under Family Records opposite. If you want to search for records for a spelling variant of Queree, or for any other family name, just click below on the first letter of the family name you are interested in. This will open a new tab in your browser giving you a list of family names beginning with that letter, for which there are baptism records in our database of half a million church and public registry records.

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Origins of Surname

Mr Queree

Recorded as Quare, Quarrie, Quarry, and specifically in the Channel Islands as Queree, Querree, and Querie, there are three possible origins for this interesting surname. The first is Manx, from the Isle of Man, and a development of the Gaelic MacGuaire, an Old Gaelic personal name "Gaurio", which is akin to the Greek "gauros", both having the identical meaning of noble, or proud.

The second and most likely is Norman French, and nickname for a thickset, or portly man and derives from the word quare, meaning square-shaped, and the third that it was topographical and described someone who lived near a stone quarry or was occupational for one who worked in one. This is from the word quarey, meaning dressed stone.

The first record of the name is that of Henry de la Quarrere. This was dated 1279, in the Hundred Rolls of Oxfordshire, during the reign of King Edward I.

Early records

The first baptism records are in Trinity starting in 1628, but the following earlier individuals have been found in other records:

  • Catherine Quérée was born in Jersey about 1535 and died in 1615.
  • Clement Querie was born in St John about 1547 and married Esther.
  • Pierre Quérée was born in Jersey about 1562. He was the son of Edouard Quérée and Thomasse Le Quesne
  • Clement Quérée was born in St John about 1568 and died there on 14 March 1617. He was the son of Noe Quérée and Collette
  • Catherine Quérée was born in St John about 1577 and married Julian Le Couteur there in 1598. They had two sons, Philip (1601- ) and Abraham (1602- )
  • Jeanne Quérée was born in Jersey in 1583 and married Jean Cristin in St John on 7 November 1604
  • Sara Quérée was born in St John about 1583 and married Colas Hamon there on 23 January 1604
  • Judith Quérée was born in St John about 1596, the daughter of Edouard. She married Philippe Coustances on 30 April 1617

Variants

  • Querée, 1668
  • Querez
  • Carie 1607
  • Le Quere
  • Quéré
  • Quare
  • Quarrie
  • Quarry
  • Querree
  • Querie

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Ships' captains


Adolphus John Queree was a master mariner associated with several vessels, most notably the Hannah and Louise Ernest. Hannah, a 42-ton dandy, was registered to his father, Adolphus Charles, from 1889 to 1901. There is no record of where or when it was built. Louise Ernest was a 58-ton ketch, built in St Malo in 1877


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Eleven Queree brothers: Top - Joseph, Edward, Elias, George and Josue; Bottom - Francois, Abraham, Richard, Charles, Philip and Jean. They were the sons of Jean and Jeanneton, nee de La Rocque, and were born in St John between 1819 and 1843. They did not have any sisters


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The church record links above will open in a new tab in your browser and generate the most up-to-date list of each set of records from our database. These lists replace earlier Family page baptism lists, which were not regularly updated. They have the added advantage that they produce a chronological listing for the family name in all parishes, so you do not have to search through A-Z indexes, parish by parish.

We have included some important spelling variants on some family pages, but it may be worth searching for records for a different spelling variant. Think of searching for variants with or without a prefix, such as Le or De. To search for further variants, or for any other family name, just click on the appropriate link below for the first letter of the family name, and a new tab will open, giving you the option to choose baptism, marriage or burial records. You will then see a list of available names for that type of record and you can select any name from that list. That will display all records of the chosen type for that family name, and you can narrow the search by adding a given name, selecting a parish or setting start and end dates in the form you will see above. You can also change the family name, or search for a partial name if you are not certain of the spelling

The records are displayed 30 to a page, but by selecting the yellow Wiki Table option at the top left of the page you can open a full, scrollable list. This list will either be displayed in a new tab or a pop-up window. You may have to edit the settings of your browser to allow pop-up windows for www.jerripediabmd.net. For the small number of family names for which a search generates more than 1,500 records you will have to refine your search (perhaps using start or end dates) to reduce the number of records found.

New records

Starting in August 2020 we are adding several thousand new records from the registers of Roman Catholic, Methodist and other non-conformist churches. These will appear in date order within a general search of the records and are also individually searchable within the database search form

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