Origin of Surname
Its meaning is literally of the road, which according to Balleine could mean simply that the family lived near a road, at a time when roads were not as plentiful as they are now.
De Rue is believed to have a different derivation, and is essentially a Jersey name, whereas de La Rue is more common in Guernsey. We show the two families separately.
The surname De La Rue can be traced back in the Channel Islands to the 12th century in a letter in which Richard De La Rue, son of William is named as a holder of land in Fief Le Comte in Guernsey.
The most notable Guernseyman to bear this surname was Thomas De La Rue, the printer who founded the international company that bears his name.
The family is also found in Jersey from the 19th century onwards.
- De La Rue
- de Rue, a separate family largely found in Jersey
- De La Rue baptisms in Jersey
- De La Rue marriages in Jersey (groom)
- De La Rue marriages in Jersey (bride)
- De La Rue burials in Jersey
These wills created by members of the De La Rue 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
- de la Rue : Mona Ruth , widow of Edward Coplestone Radcliffe, of Lyndhurst House, Somerset West, Cape, South Africa - 02/Dec/1968 , 09/Oct/1974 , D/Y/B1/212/23
- De La Rue : Rachel , ... - 01/Jan/1857 , 26/Jan/1857 , D/Y/A/29/5
Harriet Ann de La Rue was born in St Helier in 1847, the daughter of Henry Armand de La Rue and Elizabeth Sophia, nee Rouget. She was taken to Australia the following year by her mother, with her two elder brothers. Her mother married for a second time in Australia to Joseph Wood, and Harriet took his surname. She had seven step-siblings. She married Aaron Talbot in Taradale, Victoria in 1866
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