de Rue family page
1659 record of the marriage of Raulin Mauger and Magdelaine de Rue in St Lawrence
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Origin of Surname
The family is thought to be of French origin and linked to the old spellings de Ryeulx and de Rieulx, which suggest that it is not as simple a derivation as a direct translation of the modern French "from the street" would suggest. Because de La Rue is essentially a Guernsey name, although it has been present in Jersey since the 19th century, and is found in much older records, we show it as a separate family.
The name first appears in Jersey in the 15th century
- de Ryeulx
- de Rieulx
- La Rue
- Le Rue
- de Rue, 1461
- Derues 1461-7
- de La Rue, 1309
- de La Ruwe 1274
- de Rua 1227
- de Rues 1617
- Descendants of Jean de Rues
- Descendants of Lucas de Rue 2017
- Descendants of Andre Philippe La Rue Added 2018
- De Rue baptisms in Jersey
- De Rue marriages in Jersey (groom)
- De Rue marriages in Jersey (bride)
- De Rue burials in Jersey
Great War service
- George Payn de Rue (1884- ) (St C) Private, Hampshire Regiment
- Philip de Gruchy de Rue (1885- ) (St C), Private, Dorsetshire Regiment
- Arthur Godfray de Rue MM (1896- ) (St C), Corporal, Yorkshire Regiment
These wills created by members of the de 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 1948, and how to search for your family's wills there, visit our Jersey wills page
- Catherine de Rue of St Clement, bequeaths to the poor of St Clement, £16 of the order of the King 24 December 1808 - D/Y/A/17
- Catherine de Rue of St Clement, now of St Helier, bequeaths to the poor of St Clement, £1 8 February 1837 - D/Y/A/24
- Ester de Ruë, widow of Jean du Pré 6 May 1743 - D/Y/A/7
- Esther de Rue of St Clement, now of St Helier, bequeaths to the poor of St Clement, £1 18 April 1840 - D/Y/A/24
- Josué de Rue of St Clement, desires to be buried in St Clement's Cemetery, bequeaths to the poor of St Clement, 5s 29 November 1849 - D/Y/A/27
- Philippe de Rue 6 March 1719 - D/Y/A/5
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