Origin of Surname
Langlois means 'the Englishman', which suggests that in the post-Norman conquest era, holders of the name were those originating in England who moved to France. Whether the first Jersey Langlois moved direct from England, or via France, is not known.
Alicia, the widow of Barthelot Langleys, held in 1309 part of the Fief Ernaud or Tancré in St Peter, Assize Roll, and Richard Langleys of St Saviour was mentioned in the same Assize. Philippe Langlois was a Jurat of the Royal Court in 1331, and Phillipot Langlois was a Jurat in 1348. A man at arms at the Castle in 1337/8 was Philippe Langlois, whom G.F.B. de Gruchy thought was perhaps the same man. He wrote of the family: "The most important branch of the family had a house in Coin Motier, St Lawrence, and in 1445 Richard Langlois got a charter from Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester, Lord of the Islands, giving him the much prized feudal privilege of having a ..dovecot [on his land]". This estate is now called Hamptonne. De Gruchy continued: "This branch also held in the 16th century the Franc Fief en St Brelade, bought from its ancient holders, the Gervaises, and later sold to the Dumaresqs of La Haule."
Richard Langlois is mentioned in the Jersey Chantry Certificate of 1550.
Although the name goes back to the start of the 14th century, further Langlois families originating in France settled in Jersey at a later date, including the descendants of Jean Langlois, from Normandy.
A property sale in 1504 St Peter Port, Guernsey to Joun Langlois can be found in the Rough Index to the Le Mesurier Family.
The name is well known in both Jersey and Guernsey to this day, although the pronunciation differs markedly between the islands. Jersey pronunciation is 'long-wa', the same as is France, whereas in Guernsey it is 'long-lay'.
- Langlois, 1299
- Lengles 1528
- Langlis 1479
- Lengleys c1340
- Lengleiz 1348
- Lenglesche, 1299
- Lenglois 1299
Jersey family trees
- Descendants of Richard Langlois (1422)
- Descendants of Richard Lengles this tree is an enlargement of the above tree from a different source
- Descendants of Raoulin Langlois (1482)
- Descendants of Jean Langlois
- Descendants of Samuel Langlois
- Descendants of Jean Langlois of Normandy Added 2016
- Descendants of Jean Langlois and Elizabeth De Ste Croix Added 2021
- Descendants of Guillaume Langlois Added 2021
- Langlois baptisms in Jersey
- Langlois marriages in Jersey (groom)
- Langlois marriages in Jersey (bride)
- Langlois burials in Jersey
Histories and biographies
- Philippe Langlois (1817-1884) Doctor, scholar, scientist, States Deputy, Jurat and president of La Société Jersiaise
- A Jerseyman in New England, Philippe Langlois, emigrant to the United States
- George Langlois on the ''Chimborazo''
- Reg Langlois' Occupation memories
- Philip English, prominent emigrant to Massachusetts
- An interview with businessman A G Langlois Added 2016
Great War service
Langlois arms at Chestnut Grove, St John, photographed by Emile Guiton
- Les Buis
- Broadfields, St Lawrence
- Sion Hall
- Le Patrimoine, St Lawrence
- Ville au Veslet, St Lawrence
- Chestnut Grove, St John
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An envelope addressed to Mr Langlois in Burrard Street in 1892. This was probably Mr John R Langlois, who was listed as the occupant of No 3 in a 1890 almanac and also the following's year's census. Born in St Clement in 1855, he was a bootmaker, married to Jane, and with a son, John, and daughter, Jane
Occupation curfew cards
At the age of only 16, Frederick Langlois, of St Saviour, was sentenced by the Royal Court in 1919 to two months with hard labour for robbery
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St Clement Cemetery plot 198: Jean Hyacinthe Auguste Langlois died 16 March 1890 age 67 years 11 months; Arsenè Mèlanie Herout, his wife, died 22 May 1886 age 65 years; Jacques Pierre Simon, his son, died 26 July 1865 age 4 months; Walter Louis, son of Jean, died 28 August 1879 age 2 years; Hyacinthe Hortense Herout died 14 January 1912 age 93 years. Walter Louis was the infant son of Jean Alphonse Langlois, who was the son of Jean Hyacinthe Auguste; Hyacinthe Hortense Herout was a younger sister of Arsene Melanie Herou,t who came to Jersey from France before 1901 and is listed on 1911 Census for Jersey as totally blind at age 12
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