Origins of surname
Rendu has two possible derivations: an illegitimate child or someone working in a monastery garden. It is suggested that the Le Rendu version found in Normandy, from where it arrived in Jersey in the late 18th century, is based on the second alternative.
The Le Rendu families (for there were more than one) came to Jersey from Coutances. Francois married his wife Francoise, also from Coutances, in St Saviour in 1789. George Ambrose Le Rendu and Rosalie Le Caplain, both also from Coutances, were married in St Helier in 1828. There is no record of either having children in Jersey. The first baptisms are the four children of Jean Le Rendu and Marie Coutanche in St Saviour in the 1820s and '30s.
- Le Rendu
- Le Piez baptisms in Jersey
- Le Rendu marriages in Jersey (groom)
- Le Rendu marriages in Jersey (bride)
- Le Rendu burials in Jersey
Le Rendu family members who served in World War 1
- Louis John Le Rendu, (St H), Private, Labour Corps
These wills created by members of the Le Rendu 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
- Jean Le Rendu, St Lawrence - 22 July 1918, D/Y/A/78
- John Le Rendu of St Saviour, now of Mon Plaisir, St Lawrence - 26 July 1939, D/Y/A/105
- François Le Rendu, Ashley Lodge, Croix de Bois, St Saviour - 14 August 1909, D/Y/A/68
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