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Raffray family page


John Francis Raffray was born in Grouville in 1889, the son of Durell Raffray (1843-1937) and Jane, nee Le Breton (1844- )

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Origins of surname

Mainly found in the Cotes d'Armor department of north Brittany as Raffray and the Ile-et-Vilaine department as Reffary this is a name with Germanic origins: Radfrid or Raginfrid (rad , ragin = ‘advice’ + frid = ‘peace’)

Early records

This surname made its first appearance in Jersey records in the 1840s.


  • Raffray
  • Reffray

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Family trees


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Great War service

All these Raffrays, three brothers and a nephew, are in Descendants of Jean Raffray


Family wills

These wills created by members of the Raffray 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

  • Ann Raffray of Rosemount, St Helier - 3 April 1928, D/Y/A/88
  • Herbert Raffray, 24 Commercial Buildings, St Helier - 10 October 1917, D/Y/A/77
  • Ernest Raffray, 6½ Commercial Buildings, St Helier - 1 November 1940, D/Y/A/107
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