Origins of surname
This French surname apparently translates as 'putting up bristles like a hedgehog', which perhaps suggests that the original holder of the name was a bristly, defensive person.
This family is still present in Jersey today, and first appears in island records in the second half of the 19th century, with probably two immigrant families from nearby France arriving at more or less the same time.
- Le Herissier baptisms in Jersey
- Le Herissier marriages in Jersey (groom)
- Le Herissier marriages in Jersey (bride)
- Le Herissier burials in Jersey
Le Herissier family members who served in World War 1
- John Adolphus Le Herissier (1880-1919) son of Rene and Adelina, husband of Ellen, Sergeant, Canadian Army Service Corps, died at Witley Camp
- Eugene Le Herissier (St B), Private, Machine Gun Corps
These wills created by members of the Le Herissier 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
- William Le Herissier, 55 David Place, St Helier - 12 February 1947, D/Y/A/117
- Eugene Le Herissier, Trinity - 26 April 1939, D/Y/A/104
Eugene Le Herissier (1868-1939) married Jane Le Feuvre in 1895. They had 13 children. He was the grandfather of Clifford Le Herissier, pictured top right
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