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Gillard family page


Florence Alice Gillard, nee Heywood (1879-1954) with her daughters Florence Olivia and Eileen

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Direct links to lists of baptisms, marriages and burials for the Gillard family can be found under Family Records opposite. If you want to search for records for a spelling variant of Gillard, or for any other family name, just click below on the first letter of the family name you are interested in. This will open a new tab in your browser giving you a list of family names beginning with that letter, for which there are baptism records in our database of half a million church and public registry records.

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Origins of surname

The name is Norman-French in origin, although the Jersey family appears to have originated in England. The name and is said to mean 'son of Guillaume', which is the same derivation given by one French source for Guillard.

Early records

The first time the name appears in Jersey records is for the marriage of soldier Thomas Gillard to Marie Valpy in St Helier in 1798. They do not appear to have had any children in the island and the first baptism recorded is that of Joseph, the son of William Gillard and Grace.

The head of the first family tree listed below, Richard, or his son George, came to Jersey from England in the early 19th century.


Variants found in different parts of France, the second specifically in Brittany.

  • Guillart
  • Guilhard

Although there are suggstions that all these names are variants of each other, we believe that Guilliard and Guillard, which can be found in records covering the same generation of one family in Jersey, should be treated separately from this page and we have created a distinct family page for them.

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Family wills

These wills created by members of the Gillard 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

  • Gillard : Ann , widow of Richard Charles Stephens, of 51, Aquila Road, St Helier - 09/Aug/1972 , 09/Aug/1972 , D/Y/B1/178/41
  • Gillard : Emily Edith , of Elton Cottage, Wicksworth Road, Duffield, Derbyshire - 19/Mar/1944 , 25/Jul/1953 , D/Y/B1/20/20
  • Gillard : Francis Roy , of 6, Maisonettes, First Tower, St Helier - 18/May/1971 , 18/May/1971 , D/Y/B1/159/11
  • Gillard : George , Halberton, Devon, now of St Ouen - 01/Jul/1893 , 27/Nov/1895 , D/Y/A/54/101
  • Gillard : George Emile , of No 7, St Mark's Crescent, St Helier - 18/Jul/1979 , 18/Jul/1979 , D/Y/B1/303/29
  • Gillard : Jean , ... - 24/Sep/1757 , 29/Nov/1758 , D/Y/A/10/12
  • Gillard : Sydney Charles , of Itarsi, Queen's Road, St Helier - 12/Mar/1951 , 27/Nov/1951 , D/Y/B1/12/5
  • Gillard : William John , of 27, Aquila Road, St Helier - 18/Jun/1968 , 18/Jun/1968 , D/Y/B1/121/34

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