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Drouin family page

This family came to Jersey from Normandy in the 1840s and is still present today


Arsene Bertrand and Hortense, nee Drouin

Record Search

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Origins of surname

This name is found in many variations in the west and east of France, and has been present in Normandy since the 15th century. It is a diminuitive of the personal name Droue, from the Germanic Dreue or Drogo. It is a variant of Drouet which is also found in Jersey.

Early records

Francois Martin Drouin came to Jersey from Manche, Normandy, in about 1840 and married Irinie Celeste Hortance Bourdon, also from Manche, at St Thomas' Church in 1843. His nephew Jean came to Jersey some years later and married Victorine Fossey at St Brelade in 1866.


  • Drouin
  • Drouet

Several variants and diminuitives are found throughout France, but not in Jersey.

Family records


Family trees


Births and baptisms


Great War service

Notes on our list, abbreviations used etc

  • Arthur Hodgson Drouin (1898-1941) (Gsy) son of George Henry and Harriet Hodgson, of Jersey, Able Seaman RN, HMS Colossus, also served WW2
  • Emile Drouin (St H), Corporal RAMC
  • Frank Thomas Drouin (1895- ) (Wales) son of Francis and Emilie, Private, Hampshire Regiment, ex-RMIJ
  • George Henry Drouin (1870- ) (Tr) son of Francis, husband of Harriet Jane, Sergeant, Leicestershire Regiment
  • Julius Drouin (St H), ex-RMIJ, Private, King's Royal Rifle Corps
  • John Frederick Drouin (Tr) (1873- ) son of John and Elizabeth, Mercantile Marine


Family wills

These wills created by members of the Drouin 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

  • Drouin : Frederic Jean Francois , St Martin - 03/May/1890 , 28/Nov/1917 , D/Y/A/77/48
  • Drouin : Lydia Mary , wife of Alfred Vasselin, Mon Reve, First Tower, St Helier - 04/Apr/1938 , 11/Aug/1939 , D/Y/A/105/36
  • Drouin : Maurice Henry , of Pretoria Cottage, Brighton Road, St Helier - 21/Dec/1977 , 21/Dec/1977 , D/Y/B1/271/3

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Family gravestones

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