Origins of surname
The name is almost certainly French, but our French sources have failed to reveal any suggestion for the derivation of the name. Taking a literal translation of modern French, the name could suggest 'the missing one' or 'the forgotten one'.
The Le Manquais family has been present in Jersey since the early 16th century. Edmond Le Manquais was born in 1510 and married a Miss Baudains in 1534. The earliest church record is that of the baptism of Collas Le Manquais, son of another Collas, in St Brelade in 1560. One of the two - it is not known which - was buried in 1562.
The earliest available family tree starts from Pierre Le Manquais, married in 1705, but his baptism does not appear in church records. It is possible that he was the son of another Pierre, son of Pierre, son of Jean, son of Pierre, son of Jehan, but it has not yet been possible to prove this descendancy and create a family tree from the early church records.
- Le Manquais, 1668
- Le Manques 1607
- Descendants of Pierre Le Manquais
- Descendants of Edmond Le Manquais Tree expanded in 2021 with three extra generations at top
- Le Manquais baptisms in Jersey
- Le Manquais marriages in Jersey (groom)
- Le Manquais marriages in Jersey (bride)
- Le Manquais burials in Jersey
These wills created by members of the Le Manquais 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
- Elizabeth Le Manquais of St Brelade, desires to be buried in St Brelade's Cemetery, bequeaths to the poor of St Brelade, £4 16 April 1831 - D/Y/A/22
- François Le Manquais of St Brelade, bequeaths to the poor of St Brelade, £8 27 August 1847 - D/Y/A/26
- George Le Manquais, son of George of St Brelade, bequeaths to the poor of St Brelade, £20 of the order of the King Codicial Added: 13 July 1811 - D/Y/A/18
- Joseph Le Manquais of 32, Belmont Road, St Helier, bequeaths to Mary-Anne Le Manquais all interest in the Capital and Counties bank, the Jersey Savings Bank, and the Government Grant due for the half year 1881-1882 from the Jersey National Schoolnot dated - not dated, D/Y/A/42
- Josué Le Manquais of St Brelade, bequeaths to the poor of St Brelade, £4 2 June 1853 - D/Y/A/28
- Susanne Le Manquez, widow of Daniel Hormen 8 April 1671 - D/Y/A/3
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