Le Poidevin family page
This surname is much more common in Guernsey than in Jersey
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Origin of Surname
Le Poidevin originated from Poitou in the centre of France.
In Normandy today the name is more commonly spelt Lepoittevin
The name is one of a number of surnames which is pronounced differently in Jersey and Guernsey. In Jersey the first syllable is pronounced “pwa” and in Guernsey it is “ped”. The name is much more common in Guernsey but it is not known whether all the Jersey Le Poidevins came across from that island or arrived separatedly from France. Certainly the head of the Jersey family in the tree below came from Guernsey.
- Ann Le Poidevin was born in St Sampson, Guernsey about 1600
- Guillaume Le Poidevin was born in the same parish in 1608, the son of Philippe and Margueritte Pezet. He and Ann may have been siblings.
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Le Poidevin family members who served in World War 1
- William Stanley Le Poidevin (1881-1920) (St H), husband of Lillie, Sergeant Major, Canadian Army Medical Corps, died, buried Montreal
- Percy Rider Le Poidevin (1877- ) (St H) son of John and Mary, Captain, RASC
- Thomas Le Poidevin (1892- ) (St H), Private RASC
These wills created by members of the Le Poidevin 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
- John Le Poidevin, 59 Bath Street, St Helier - 3 December 1923, D/Y/A/83
- Mary Le Poidevin née Rider, La Place, Midvale Road, St Helier - 10 November 1937, D/Y/A/101
- Percy Le Poidevin, Rougier, Havre Des Pas, St Helier - 29 December 1948, D/Y/A/120
- Le Poidevin Brothers were in business as men's outfitters at 43 King Street from 1900
- Hosier F Le Poidevin was in business at 44 King Street in the 1900s, followed by J Le Poidevin
- James H Le Poidevin ran a men's clothing business at 49 King Street from 1912.
- Le Poidevin's shops also had entrances on Broad Street
Notable family members
- Leonard Le Poidevin was recorded in 1948 by La Société Jersiaise as escaping from Jersey during the Occupation.
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