De L'Erée

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Origin of Surname

There seem to have been two De L'Erée families, one at St Peter's and Torteval, and the other at St Saviours, all no doubt from a common source. The St Saviours family dwindled in numbers until one only was left - a girl. A De Vic married her and established himself on her property at St Saviours. This was in the latter part of the 15th or early part of the 16th century. For some time the name of De Vic, De Vic de L'Erée and De L'Erée were used indiscriminately until the early part of the 17th century, when De Vic was dropped altogether. The De L'Erée's of St Saviours. died out in the 19th century. They had inter-married in the 16th and 17th centuries with the Genemyies, whose name is perpetuated to this day in Les Jenemies, near Le Mont Saint, and with the Lohiers, who gave their name to Les Lohiers, also at St Saviours.[1]

Related Places


  1. "St Sauverais", Guernsey Surnames, RGS, Autumn 1951
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