Origins of surname
This name means ‘nephew’ or ‘stepson’. The French have a strange habit of using the same word for people of entirely different relationships, and it can prove confusing for family historians when the text of a record gives no indication of whether or not a person was a blood relative. Le Filiastre has the same meaning. It is a very common surname throughout France.
This surname, which first appeared in parish records in the mid-16th century, appears to have died out in the island, although it was certainly still present at the start of the 20th century. The family had been present for at least a century before the first baptisms on record. A recent contact (2021) suggests that there are descendants in Trinidad, West Indies.
- Le Gendre
- Jendre, 1461
- Le Gendre baptisms in Jersey
- Le Gendre marriages in Jersey (groom)
- Le Gendre marriages in Jersey (bride)
- Le Gendre burials in Jersey
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