Descaudeville family page
The 1672 record of the marriage in St John of Elie du Feu and Marie Descaudeville
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Origins of surname
We have not been able to find any reference to the meaning of this name. It could relate to the Pays de Caux district on the Normandy channel coast, and refer to someone living in a town there, possibly Le Havre, Dieppe or Fecamp, but that is just conjecture.
The name first appears in Jersey chruch records in 1677, with the baptism of the Pierre and Elie, possibly twin sons of Pierre, at St Peter.
The name is not listed by the compiler of our Comprehensive list of Jersey surnames, so it did not appear in any earlier official documents.
Births and baptisms
This will created by a member of the Descaudeville family is now held by Jersey Archive. By visiting the archive site and using the names, date and reference number 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
- Pierre Descaudeville of St John, bequeaths to the poor of St John, £4 tournois of the order of the King - 31 December 1808 - D/Y/A/17