Le Seelleur

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Le Seelleur family page
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Alice Louisa Le Seelleur, born in South Shields, the daughter of a Jersey seaman, and returned with him to Jersey, where she died


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Direct links to lists of baptisms, marriages and burials for the Le Seelleur family can be found under Family Records opposite. If you want to search for records for a spelling variant of Le Seelleur, or for any other family name, just click below on the first letter of the family name you are interested in. This will open a new tab in your browser giving you a list of family names beginning with that letter, for which there are baptism records in our database of half a million church and public registry records.

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Origin of Surname

Balleine suggests that le seeleur is old French for the leaper ('the original bearers of the name may have been athletes, but more probably professional tumblers') but Jean Arthur, in her history of the family says that the name is derived from 'he who seals or applies the seal'.

The Breton surname Le Sciellour is derived from sciell or sceau, meaning 'seal'. This would tie in with the Jersey variant Le Scelleur.

There are, however, a number of other suggestions for the origin of the name, and a large number of spelling variants, according to a comprehensive family history

Early records

There are records for Le Seelleur baptisms in St Martin from 1697. It is sometimes suggested that the original Jersey spelling was Le Scelleur and that Le Seelleur emerged some time later, but allowing for the extreme difficulty of deciphering the entries in the early St Martin registers, it appears that both spellings have existed side-by-side for over four centuries.

Transcriptions of early St Martin baptisms by the Channel Island Family History Society are listed under the heading 'Le Seleur, Seeleur, Scelleur', suggesting either that all three variants were found over a 40-year period, or that the names were impossible to discern with any degree of certainty.

Variants

  • Le Seelleur
  • Le Seeleur
  • Le Scelleur
  • Le Seleur

Family records

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Family album

The family of Capt Thomas Le Seelleur and his second wife Myra Cowley: Vera, Jack, baby Marie and Cyril
Sisters Kathleen (1905-1978) and Avice Le Seelleur (1909-1989), daughters of Walter (1875-1952) and Florence Mary, nee Fosse (1875-1934). Kathleen never married and lived nearly all her life at 18 Clarendon Road. She worked for Mr Keene-Miller at Jersey Airways for many years and later at Le Brun's Bakery. She was the only one of the sisters who learnt to drive. As a young woman she contracted TB and was sent to Greece for four years to recover
In his Great Western Railway uniform, Edward John Perchard Le Seelleur, born in St Martin in 1863, and his wife Alice Louisa, nee Prowse, born in Brixham, Devon in 1863. Both came to Jersey when their sons Edmund and Harold moved here and both died during the Occupation

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We have included some important spelling variants on some family pages, but it may be worth searching for records for a different spelling variant. Think of searching for variants with or without a prefix, such as Le or De. To search for further variants, or for any other family name, just click on the appropriate link below for the first letter of the family name, and a new tab will open, giving you the option to choose baptism, marriage or burial records. You will then see a list of available names for that type of record and you can select any name from that list. That will display all records of the chosen type for that family name, and you can narrow the search by adding a given name, selecting a parish or setting start and end dates in the form you will see above. You can also change the family name, or search for a partial name if you are not certain of the spelling

The records are displayed 30 to a page, but by selecting the yellow Wiki Table option at the top left of the page you can open a full, scrollable list. This list will either be displayed in a new tab or a pop-up window. You may have to edit the settings of your browser to allow pop-up windows for www.jerripediabmd.net. For the small number of family names for which a search generates more than 1,500 records you will have to refine your search (perhaps using start or end dates) to reduce the number of records found.

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