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Ralph family page


Mary Ralph married soldier John Cameron in St Martin in 1853

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Origins of surname

The equivalent of the French Raoul, this is a name with Norse origins, from the personal name Radulf. Rad means advice and wolf the animal. Why someone would seek advice from a wolf and then be given that as a name is somewhat uncertain. Unless he gave advice about a wolf and was accused of 'crying wolf'.

Early records

This surname first appeared in St Helier records in the 1830s


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Family trees


Church records


Great War service

  • Walter Beckford Ralph (1896- )(St H) son of William Henry and Henrietta Louisa Steward. ex-RMIJ, Private, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers
  • Walter James Ralph (1880- ) (St H) son of William Henry and Henrietta Louisa Steward, Gunner, RGA
  • [http://www.thejerseypals.com/database/ralph_william.htm William Henry Ralph (1892- ) (St H) son of William Henry and Henrietta Louisa, nee Voisin, L-Cpl, Hampshire Regiment, wounded twice


Family wills

These wills created by members of the Ralph 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

  • Benjamin Ralph, merchant and clerk, bequeaths to Marian Bedwell, shares in the Great Eastern Railway - 7 March 1888, D/Y/A/47
  • Matilida Ralph, wife of Joseph William Collings, 19 Grosvenor Street, St Helier, boarding and lodging house keeper - 13 October 1920, D/Y/A/80

Family gravestones

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