Origins of surname
The only reference we have found for this name (it is not from a source we have previously found particularly reliable) is that it means someone living on or near unseeded land.
It is also possible that it is a variant of the Normandy surname Lemire, from the old French mire for doctor, but because the family came to Jersey from Quintin in the north of Brittany, we think this is probably unlikely.
This is not a name which has ever been particularly common in Jersey since its arrival in the 1860s, and we suspect that there has just been a single family in the island since that time.
- Le Meur, the only form found in Jersey
- Le Meur baptisms in Jersey
- Le Meur marriages in Jersey (groom)
- Le Meur marriages in Jersey (bride)
- Le Meur burials in Jersey
Family photograph album
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Margaret Joan Le Meur (1920-2004) and her husband Philip Victor Webber (1913-1978). Margaret was born in Jersey and married Philip in Illminster, Somerset, in August 1945. Margaret and her widowed mother were living at Castle View Farm, Trinity, in 1941 but were then deported to Biberach internment camp in Germany the following year, together with Margaret's sister Emily. Although Margaret and Emily, their mother and her late father were all born in Jersey, they were deported because their mother, Aimee Julienne, nee Houillebecq, had remarried after her husband's death in 1938, to Frederick John Constable, who was from England. Because he was the head of their household at Castle View Farm, they were deported with him. After release from Biberach her mother returned to Jersey, but Margaret married in a matter of weeks and remained in Somerset, along with Emily. Their brother George, a carpenter, must have been living elsewhere because he was not deported.
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