Le Seelleur family page
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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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 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.
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- Le Scelleur
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Jersey family trees
- The Le Seelleurs of Le Villot
- Descendants of Jehan Le Scelleur: Follows a different descent from the tree above and combines elements of the following group of trees Added 2018
- Descendants of George and Rachel Le Seelleur
- Descendants of George Le Seelleur, same George as above, different descent, different source
- Descendants of David Le Seelleur and Jeanne Norman
- Descendants of Thomas Le Seelleur
- Descendants of Collas Le Seelleur
- Descendants of Jean Le Seelleur
- Descendants of Francois Le Seelleur Added 2018
These trees appear not to be connected to the group of trees above
- Le Seelleur baptisms in Jersey
- Le Seelleur marriages in Jersey (groom)
- Le Seelleur marriages in Jersey (bride)
- Le Seelleur burials in Jersey
Great War service
- George Le Seelleur was a chemist at 23 King Street from 1912 to 1919
- G Le Seelleur, perhaps the same George, was in business at 16 King Street in 1900
- A Mr Le Seelleur was making boots and shoes at 20 Queen Street in the 1830s
- Ship owner and Captain George Le Seelleur lived at 31 Broad Street in the 1850s
Edmund and Alice Le Seelleur with their children: Alice Louisa, also known as Dolly (1890- ); Edmund John (1893- ); Harold Ernest (1898- ) well known as a builder in Jersey. When he died he left £2 million to the poor of the island; Ethel, also known as Effie (1903- ) Alice Louisa nee Prowse (1863- ) (Brixham, Devon) and Edmund Perchard Le Seelleur (1863- ) Anne Port, Jersey. His parents were Jean Le Seelleur and Mary Anne Perchard of Anne Port Farm.
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