Origin of Surname
Although we have found no specific reference to Le Ruez, our main source for the origin of French surnames says that 'Ruez' and 'Ruey' are common names in Belfort and Saone-et-Loire, and that they are probably synonymous with 'Ruet', which was derived from ruisseau, and given to a person living near a small stream.
Alternatively it is suggested that the name could be derived from the Germanic personal name 'Rutz' or 'Ruetz' (= Rudolf).
Le Ruez is a fairly common name in Jersey today, although not found in Normandy, and the family has been present in the island for several centuries.
Robert Le Ruez is listed in the Jersey Chantry Certificate of 1550
The name first appears in the St Ouen baptism register in 1624 and it is in this parish and neighbouring St Peter that the family has been most prominent.
- Le Ruez, 1607
- de Ruez 1461
- Desruez 1461
- Le Rues
- Le Rue
- Larraway (Emigrant to USA)
- Descendants of Thomas Le Ruez
- Descendants of Nicholas Le Ruez
- Descendants of Jean Le Ruez
- Descendants of Jean Le Ruez - 2, an expanded version of the above tree
- Descendants of Edouard Le Ruez
- Descendants of Abraham Le Ruez
- Descendants of Thomas Le Ruez (1590- ), overlaps both Descendants of Thomas Le Ruez and Descendants of Jean Le Ruez - 2 but is from a different source and follows different descendant lines
- Descendants of Jean Le Ruez - 3: A St Ouen family
- Descendants of Jean Le Ruez - 4: Another St Ouen family; a different Jean Added 2021
- Ruez baptisms in Jersey
- Le Ruez marriages in Jersey (groom)
- Le Ruez marriages in Jersey (bride)
- Le Ruez burials in Jersey
Le Ruez family members who served in World War 1
- Francis Harold Le Ruez (1878-1917) (Gsy), son of William and Elizabeth, of Jersey, Private, Devonshire Regiment, killed in action
- Ernest John Le Ruez, (1887- ) (St My) son of Thomas and Ann, Corporal, RJGB
These wills created by members of the Le Ruez 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
- Alfred Le Ruez, son of Abraham of St Ouen, now of St Helier - 14 June 1939, D/Y/A/105
- Edouard Le Ruez of St Ouen, desires to be buried in St Ouen's Cemetery, bequeaths to the poor of St Ouen, £1 31 March 1857 - D/Y/A/29
- Elizabeth Le Ruez 7 April 1930 - 5 February 1932, D/Y/A/92
- Elizabeth Le Ruez of St Ouen, now of St Helier, widow of George Satterfitt - 15 May 1889, D/Y/A/48
- Elizabeth Le Ruez, Cueillette de Leoville, St Ouen - 3 March 1948, D/Y/A/119
- Helier Le Ruez 22 May 1684 - D/Y/A/4
- Jane Le Ruez, St Ouen - 30 January 1937, D/Y/A/100
- Mary Le Ruez of St Ouen, now of Victoria House, St Helier, desires to be buried in St Ouen's Cemetery, bequeaths to the poor of St Ouen 5s - 27 December 1893, D/Y/A/52
- Mary-Ann Le Ruez of Franc Fief House, St Brelade, desires to be buried in St Brelade's Cemetery - 31 March 1862, D/Y/A/31
- Philip Le Ruez of La Hougue, Vingtaine de Vinchelez, St Ouen, bequeaths to the poor of St Ouen £5 - 11 August 1888, D/Y/A/47
- Thomas Le Ruez, son of Abraham 15 May 1756 - D/Y/A/9
- Mary Le Ruez ran a boot and shoe warehouse at 22 King Street from about 1890
- Ellen Le Ruez was a boot dealer at 33 King Street in the 1900s
- A Le Ruez ran a boot and shoe warehouse at 18 Broad Street in the 1880s
- Les Ruettes, St John
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