L'Enfant

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Jane L'Enfant with a family cow in about 1900


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Origins of surname

L'Enfant is French for 'the child'. The name arose either to distinguish father from son as an alternative to 'senior' and 'junior' in Medieval registers, or to indicate someone small, or someone who behaved like a child.

Early records

The name first appears in Jersey records in the 1850s in St Ouen. Louis L'Enfant came to Jersey as a labourer and married Jane Blampied in about 1848, We have not been able to discover which part of France he came from. It is possible that the couple's earliest children, who do not appear in the St Ouen birth register, were actually born in France.

Variants

  • L'Enfant
  • Lenfant

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