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Laisney family page


Maggie Laisney, nee Carpenter

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Origins of surname

This name is a corruption of l'aisné, meaning the eldest son.

Early records

Although the list of variants below show records in Jersey as early as the 14th century, it is unlikely that any of these have any link to more recent Laisney family members.

The family which is present in Jersey today can only trace its ancestry in the island back to the mid 19th century, with the arrival of Paul Alexander (1837-1919) from France. He would eventually emigrate to Canada, where he died, but leaving descendants in Jersey.


  • Laisney
  • Laisne 1668
  • Laesney 1607
  • Laysne 1528
  • Lesney 1331
  • Laine, probably not a variant but a separate family

Family records


Family trees


Church records


Laisney family members who served in the Great War


Family wills

This will created by a member of the Laisne family is now held by Jersey Archive. By visiting the archive site and using the names, date and reference number 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

  • Louis Laisné 21 April 1739 - D/Y/A/6

Family photograph album

Family gravestones

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