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A Mrs Hacquoil photographed by Ernest Baudoux

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Freemason Mr Hacquoil photographed by Ernest Baudoux

Origin of Surname

Hacquoil, which in 1331 was spelt Hascouf, and in Latin charters Hasculfus, is a corrupted form of the given name Aescwulf which, in common with other names ending with ouf, was of Norse origin, the ouf meaning wolf.

It is found in early medieval documents in Jersey but is not, in this form, found in Normandy.

A less likely derivation for the surname is suggested by The Dictionnaire Etymologyique des noms de famille de France, which derives the name from the word hache meaning to cut or strike, to which in some cases has been added various diminutives. If so it appears to have been an occupational name for a forester or perhaps an agricultural contractor, one whose job it was to clear or harvest the land.

Early records

The earliest record of Hacquoil in Jersey is in a 1299 document.

The first Hacquoil record in our database of Church baptism registers is that of Jean the son of Helier, baptised in St Peter in 1628. However, the following earlier Hacquoil births are known.

  • Marie Hacquoil was born in St Ouen about 1502, married Helier Le Rossignol in 1528 and died three years later
  • George Hacquoil was born in Jersey about 1515.
  • Marie Hacquoil was born in St Ouen about 1530 and married Helier Le Rossignol in 1560. She was the daughter of George Hacquoil (1516- ) and Georgette
  • Marguerite Hacquoil was born in Jersey about 1537 and married Michel d'Auvergne
  • Marie Hacquoil was born in St Ouen about 1577 and married Richard Gasnier
  • Thomas Hacquoil was born in St Ouen about 1600 and married Jeanne Le Cornu
  • Jeanne Hacquoil was born in Jersey about 1605 and married Thomas Robert, of St John on 2 Oct 1653


  • Hacquoil, 1299
  • Hascoil, c1340
  • Hascoul 1365
  • Haquevill 1378
  • Ascoul
  • Ascul c1340
  • Hascouf
  • Hasculfus 1331
  • Hascoul, 1331
  • Hascouil 1528
  • Hache
  • Hachet
  • Hacqiart
  • Hacquinn
  • Hacquel

Family records


Family trees

A major review of these family trees in January 2019 led to their substantial enlargement and the creation of two new trees. The work was not fully completed because of other pressures on our resources and some 20-30 Hacquoil baptism and marriage records from the 19th and early 20th centuries remain to be linked to these trees. The work will resume as soon as possible.




Newspaper records


Great War service


Family wills

Family tragedy

Family album

Le Don Hacquoil is a fine granite archway close to St Ouen's Parish Hall, which was given to the National Trust for Jersey by the Hacquoil family

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We know that this photograph shows Mr Voisin, Mr Alexandre and Mr Hacquoil with their cows in Chemin de la Brecquette at L'Etacq, St Ouen, in the island's north-west corner. Unfortunately we have not yet been able to put a date to the photograph, nor identify the three gentleman more accurately/div>

Family gravestones

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