Origin of Surname
The surname Lihou may be derived from the island of the same name. The suffix "-hou" means island, so Lihou means "the island" in old Norman.
Lihou is very much a Guernsey family, but it made its way to Jersey in the 1830s. George, apparently born in Guernsey in 1788, married Sophia Druce in St Helier at the advanced age of 48 and fathered five children over the next nine years.
Another family had settled just before because Henriette Lihou, daughter of Thomas and Blanche Henriette Guinebaud, was baptised in St Helier in 1832.
Peter Lihou, 'from St Saviour' was married to Maria Bray in the parish in 1838.
- Lihou baptisms in Jersey
- Lihou marriages in Jersey (groom)
- Lihou marriages in Jersey (bride)
- Lihou burials in Jersey
Jersey family trees
Lihou family members who served in World War 1
- Joseph Thomas Lihou (1880-1915), son of Joseph and ELizabeth Lihou, of Guernsey, Private, RMIJ, died of heart disease in Jersey
These wills created by members of the Lihou 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
- Edith Lihou née Brouard, Ayleston, Brock Road, St Peter Port, Guernsey - 21 March 1941, D/Y/A/107
- Sydney Lihou, 9 Seaton Place, St Helier - 7 April 1931, D/Y/A/91
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