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Mary Elizabeth Jeune (1836-1894) daughter of George and Mary Pirouet, married Philip Baudains


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Origin of Surname

There are two families in Jersey that have often been confused one with another. The old Jersey name Jennes is derived from the personal name Jeanne, the feminine of Jean, featuring from 1309 and earlier as Johanne. Stevens, Arthur and Stevens, in Jersey Place Names, 307, cite the Rolls of the Assizes (1309), in which, Johanne`s heirs are mentioned. The Jeanne, or Jennes, family has mostly been associated, in earlier times, with the Jersey parish of St Martin. In 1563, the heritages of Collas "Jeune (or Jennes)" are mentioned in that parish: Jersey Chancery Certificate, Appendix 3, Sales of Ecclesiastical Property..., dated 25th May 1563.

The other family is that of Jeune, which is French for young. This, in the form Le Jeune, was also present in the Channel Islands in 1309, but in Guernsey, in which island Colin, Ralph and William Le Jeune were then living. By 1550, this name was present in Jersey, having perhaps been introduced from the sister island. The Chancery Certificate of that date mentions in Grouville, `the heirs of Jacques Le Jeune` and in St Clement, Louis Le Jeune.

The Jeune variant of the latter name appears to have originally been confined to the Descendants of Jean Jeune, from which Lord St Helier was descended, but branches of the Jennes family increasingly called themselves Jeune, usually on moving from their ancestral parish of St Martin. [1] At the time of writing, Jersey only has the name Jeune. However, the majority, if not all of these, are Jennes descendants.


Early records

A Jersey Post stamp in the 1985 Huguenot Heritage series depicts Lord St Helier, born Francis Jeune, as his family was regarded as being of French Huguenot refugee origin, and this is supported by the entry for his father in George Balleine's Biographical Dictionary of Jersey, which says that the family arrived in Jersey during the reign of Elizabeth I (1558-1603). This was the first wave of Huguenot refugees which followed the Massacre of St Bartholomew in 1572.


With the exception of Descendants of Jean Jeune, which shows the ancestry of Lord St Helier, and a Le Jeune family, the other trees listed below are now known to be different branches of the Jennes family, some of whom are shown to have adopted what was, by the 19th century, the better known, and illustrious name, Jeune.

Collas "Jeune (or Jennes)" and Johan `Jeune` [2] of St Martin and Jacques and Louys Le Jeune are listed in the Jersey Chantry Certificate of 1550

Baptisms start with Jean, son of George Jenne, in St Saviour in 1572.

Variants

  • Johanne, 1309
  • Jeanne
  • Jenne, 1572
  • Jennes, 1607
  • Le Jeune, 1299 (Guernsey)
  • Le Joeine 1309 (Guernsey)
  • Le Jenne, 1528 (Jersey)
  • Jeunes, 1749
  • Jeune

Because of the difficulty in differentiating handwritten 'n' from 'u' it is important to check for alternative spellings when accessing the database through the links below

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There is considerable overlap between these two trees, which are from different sources. The first goes back several generations earlier; the second has later generations




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Curfew pass issued to Percy Jenne during the Occupation as a member of the Honorary Police [3]


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George Jeune was one of the founders of the Jersey Shove Ha'penny League in 1935


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The church record links above will open in a new tab in your browser and generate the most up-to-date list of each set of records from our database. These lists replace earlier Family page baptism lists, which were not regularly updated. They have the added advantage that they produce a chronological listing for the family name in all parishes, so you do not have to search through A-Z indexes, parish by parish.

We have included some important spelling variants on some family pages, but it may be worth searching for records for a different spelling variant. Think of searching for variants with or without a prefix, such as Le or De. To search for further variants, or for any other family name, just click on the appropriate link below for the first letter of the family name, and a new tab will open, giving you the option to choose baptism, marriage or burial records. You will then see a list of available names for that type of record and you can select any name from that list. That will display all records of the chosen type for that family name, and you can narrow the search by adding a given name, selecting a parish or setting start and end dates in the form you will see above. You can also change the family name, or search for a partial name if you are not certain of the spelling

The records are displayed 30 to a page, but by selecting the yellow Wiki Table option at the top left of the page you can open a full, scrollable list. This list will either be displayed in a new tab or a pop-up window. You may have to edit the settings of your browser to allow pop-up windows for www.jerripediabmd.net. For the small number of family names for which a search generates more than 1,500 records you will have to refine your search (perhaps using start or end dates) to reduce the number of records found.

New records

Since August 2020 we have added several thousand new records from the registers of Roman Catholic, Methodist and other non-conformist churches. These will appear in date order within a general search of the records and are also individually searchable within the database search form

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Notes and references

  1. The only two letters that differentiate between the names Jennes and Jeune are the first "n" of Jennes and the "s" at the end. The letter "s", however, is frequently omitted in church and secular records, rendering the surname Jenne, as it should be, which is an old form of Jeanne. The problem arises with the letter "n". It is often impossible to distinguish between a handwritten "n" and a "u". In the parish of origin, the surname was known; in a parish of settlement, it wasn`t, so Jenne gradually became Jeune
  2. See above
  3. These cards are held by Jersey Archive. Visit The Archive online catalogue for more information. A subscription may be needed to view some of the site's content
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