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Martial Vasse married Aimable Celeste Poidevin in St Saviour in 1868

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Origin of Surname

The name originates from the French word Vasse, meaning a young nobleman.

The name is found in both Jersey and Guernsey.

First immigrant

The Jersey family appears to originate from a single emigrant, born in the village of Gorges in Manche, Normandy. Francois Louis Julien Marie Vasse and his wife Victorine Thoroval, appear to have gone to Guernsey in the 1880s, and to have moved on to Jersey. Most of their children were born in Jersey, but Pierre, who died on the Somme in the First World War, and his younger sister Delphine, were born in Guernsey, and possibly more of their siblings, although census returns are ambiguous.

The couple had not arrived in the islands by the time of the 1881 census, and are shown living in Guernsey in the 1891 census, when they are called Frank and Victoria and he is described as a labourer. Ten years later Francois is in prison in Guernsey at the time of the census, described as a navvy, and his wife and children are living in Jersey. By the time of the 1911 census they are reunited in Jersey together with late additions to their family, and Francois has become a fisherman.


  • Vasse, 1402
  • Vaase 1607
  • Vase 1515

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