Chaperon family page
Melie Lydia Chaperon was baptised in St Mary in 1877
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Origins of surname
This name is of French origin and is found in Normandy spelt Chapron. It comes from the old Frenchn chaperon, referring to hairstyle or a hood, so was probably given to someone who wore a hood or had a particularly striking hairstyle.
The name first appeared in Jersey records from about 1870 onwards, when births were registered in St Lawrence and St John. Jean-Marie Chaperon and his wife Marie came to Jersey from Marne and their children Louisa, Emilie and John were apparently born in St Lawrence in 1876, 1878 and 1881, although the births were not registered there.
These wills created by members of the Chaperon 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
- Chaperon : Jean Marie , of Plouec, Dept of Cotes du Nord, St Bieuc, France, now of St Lawrence : - 26/Dec/1888 , 11/Mar/1889 , D/Y/A/48/24
- Chapron : Dorothy May , wife of Wilford George de Gruchy, of Leoville Cottage, St Ouen - 06/Nov/1979 , 06/Nov/1979 , D/Y/B1/308/35
- Chapron : Emily Lydia , wife of William Francis Le Corre, of La Hanniere, St Martin - 03/Oct/1968 , 01/Apr/1970 , D/Y/B1/143/42
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