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L'Amy family page

This family is treated as distinct from Amy


A family of L'Amy children, alternate boys and girls

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Origin of Surname

The name is derived from the French 'ami', meaning friend, and probably has the same roots as Amy, although the two families are distinct in the island and are usually listed separately.

Early records

Both Amy and l'Amy families have been present in Jersey for many centuries. The form Lamy is found in a 1435 record, and the first l'Amy baptism was in 1547.

More L'Amys only arrived from Normandy in the 17th century onwards. Several different families seem to have arrived from different areas of France from the 17th to 18th centuries.


  • Amy Although this family probably has a common root, it has developed separately and is not considered as a variant
  • Lamy, 1435
  • L'Amy, 1528

Family records


Family trees


Church records


Great War service

  • Ernest John L'Amy, St C, Gunner Royal Garrison Artillery
  • Herbert James L'Amy, St C, Gunner Royal Garrison Artillery
  • John L'Amy, St O, Private, Canada
  • John Hamptonne L'Amy MC, (1882- ) (St L) OV, Major, Canadian Infantry, wounded. Military Cross citation: 'For conspicuous gallantry in action. He led his men with great courage and initiative, and reorganised the front line. Later, although wounded, he remained at his post and led his men to the final objective.'
  • Louis Henry L'Amy (St Mt), Corporal, Tank Corps, ex-RMIJ, brother of Paul
  • Paul Henry L'Amy (St Mt) Driver, Royal Field Artillery, brother of Louis
  • Peter Paul Ferdinand L'Amy (St Mt), Private, Dorsetshire Regiment
  • Philip Clarence L'Amy (St H), Gunner, Royal Garrison Artillery


Family wills

These wills created by members of the L'Amy 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

  • Marie L'Amy of 17 James Street, St Helier - 30 November 1882, D/Y/A/42
  • Anne L'Amy of St Helier, bequeaths to the poor of St Helier, 5s - 17 March 1863, D/Y/A/31
  • Leonie Lamy, 2 Edward Place, St Helier, widow of John Le Lievre - 21 April 1931, D/Y/A/91
  • Paul Lamy, Bel Val, St Martin - 15 January 1947, D/Y/A/117
  • Louis Lamy, Fair Oaks, Samares, St Clement - 22 October 1934, D/Y/A/96
  • Henry Lamy, St Clement - 12 November 1930, D/Y/A/90
  • Jean Lamy, St Clement, bequeaths Bon Air House and Neuf Clos, St Clement to Eva Laura Le Vaufre for life, bequeaths to Eva Laura Le Vaufre two houses called Echo View and Rock Haven, Grande Vingtaine, St Clement - 3 December 1941, D/Y/A/108
  • Philip L'Amy, 42 New Street, St Helier, bequeaths to Emily Maud L'Amy 42 New Street, St Helier - 17 September 1947, D/Y/A/118
  • Sara L'Amy, daughter of Jean of St Saviour 10 June 1721 - D/Y/A/5
  • Emily L'Amy, née Hall, 42 New Street, St Helier - 23 January 1948, D/Y/A/119
  • John L'Amy, St Saviour - 18 June 1915, D/Y/A/74

Family photograph album

Walter l'Amy and Christabel

Family gravestones

Family gravestone in St Lawrence Church cemetery

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