Origins of surname
Boeuf is French for 'beef' and it is suggested that the name was given to someone who was strong, or 'well-built' like a bull.
The name has been present in Jersey records, in various spellings, since the late 13th century. Church records start to appear from the end of the 16 the century. This is one of the few old Jersey names which seems to have been concentrated largely in St Helier.
- Le Boeuf, 1607
- Le Beouf 1528
- Deuboef 1309
- Le Beuf 1299
- Le Boeuf baptisms in Jersey
- Le Boeuf marriages in Jersey (groom)
- Le Boeuf marriages in Jersey (bride)
- Le Boeuf burials in Jersey
Le Boeuf family histories
Two seafaring brothers
These wills created by members of the Le Boeuf 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
- Frederick Le Boeuf, master mariner, writes about his children born on the British Barque Juan F Pearson, Indian Ocean and Kathleen Saracen born on board the British ship Saracen at Manila, Philippines - 27 July 1896, D/Y/A/55
- Jean Le Boeuf of St Helier, bequeaths to the poor of St Helier, £4 tournois of the order of the King 6 October 1783 - D/Y/A/13
- Jean Le Boeuf of St Helier, bequeaths to the poor of St Helier, 5s, and to Marguerite Esther Finnie a house bordered on the south by Clare Street, St Helier - 25 October 1862, D/Y/A/31
- Marie Le Boeuf of St Helier, now of St Peter, desires to be buried in St Peter's Cemetery, bequeaths to the poor of St Peter, 5s 2 July 1856 - D/Y/A/28
- P Le Boeuf was a gunmaker at 59 King Street in the 1830s
- Mrs Jane Le Boeuf ran an agency providing servants from 19 St James Street
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