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This old English surname has been present in Jersey for over two centuries

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Soldier Charles Heath was buried in St Brelade in 1795


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Origins of surname

This is a very old English name given to someone who lived on, or close to, a moor or heath. It is derived from the old English word haeth, or the later hethe, meaning heath or heather.

Early records

The name first appeared in Jersey records in the late 18th century, and although it has never been very numerous, it is still present today, although it is unlikely that any of the 21st century Heaths can trace their ancestry back to the first families to arrive in Jersey.

Variants

  • Heath

Family records

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Births and baptisms



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Great War service



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Family wills


These wills created by members of the Heath 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

  • Christopher Heath, St Brelade, Barrister of Lincolns Inn desires to be cremated - 23 May 1918, D/Y/A/78
  • Herbert Heath, 6 Belvedere Terrace, Millbrook, Clerk in Holy Orders - 6 June 1913, D/Y/A/72
  • Laura Heath, 1 West Park Villas, West Avenue Road, Parade, St Helier - 18 May 1895, D/Y/A/54
  • William Heath of Heathfield, St Saviour, desires to be buried in St Saviour's Churchyard, bequeaths all his real property in Jamaica and Jersey in trust under certain directions 13 October 1845 - D/Y/A/26
  • William Heath of Horlington, near London, now of Beaumont, St Peter, bequeaths to the poor of St Peter 10s - 28 October 1871, D/Y/A/36

Family gravestones

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