Origins of surname
The family came to Jersey from Brittany, but we have no information at present about the derivation of the name.
Census returns suggest that the first Le Fondre to arrive in Jersey was Francois Mathurin, born in Pleuc in 1848. The family settled in St Mary, but the children of Francois and his wife Anne Francoise, do not appear to have been baptised in Jersey. The first baptisms in the St Mary register are of the children of their son Jean Marie Francois and Angeline Le Capon, of St Saviour.
Although the male line of this family appears to have died out in Jersey, the name is still present in the 21st century, but we have no information on the ancestry of today's Le Fondres.
- Le Fondre
- Le Fondre baptisms in Jersey
- Le Fondre marriages in Jersey (groom)
- Le Fondre marriages in Jersey (bride)
- Le Fondre burials in Jersey
Le Fondre family members who served in World War 1
- Francis Mathurin Le Fondre (1889- ) (St My) son of Mathurin and Annie, Private Dorsetshire Regiment
- Henri Pierre Le Fondre (St My), Private Dorsetshire Regiment
Two pictures of Jean Marie Francois Le Fondre (1879-1965), his wife Angeline Emelie Francoise Le Cappon (1881-1954) and their 13 children. The picture on the left was taken in about 1923, and the one on the right was taken when they celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in 1950. See family tree for full details of their family
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