Le Cras

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John Monet Le Cras, sitting outside the Opera House, where he was caretaker for many years


Record Search


Direct links to lists of baptisms, marriages and burials for the Le Cras family can be found under Family Records opposite. If you want to search for records for a spelling variant of Le Cras, 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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The funeral of Police Constable P R Le Cras at St Thomas' Church in 1914 was a major event

Origin of Surname

Le Cras is Breton for the small one, suggesting both the derivation and origin of this common Jersey surname. Strangely, none of our standard French references include the name.

Early records

The name first appears in 1299, and then in the Assize Roll of 1309 and once in the Jersey Chantry Certificate of 1550.

Guillemine Le Cras, who was born in St Lawrence (or possibly Trinity) in or about 1486, married Raoulin Langlois and they had five children

Le Cras can also be found in Guernsey as far back as the mid 1500s living in the St Saviour area.

Variants

  • Le Cras, 1299






Family records

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Jersey family trees


The following three trees all follow the same family, with differing detail and descendant branches


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Guernsey family trees



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Church records

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Family wills


Family homes

Family businesses

Family album

Francis George Bisson Le Cras and his family

Francis George Bisson Le Cras, his wife Sarah Rebecca Matilda, nee Eastman, their daughter Rebecka, granddaughters Dorothy Rebecca and Christine Sarah, and one of their three grandsons. The picture was taken at Trinity in the mid-1920s. Francis was baptised Francis George Bisson, the illegitimate son of Mary Ann Le Cras, nee Bisson. When he married Sarah Eastman, daughter of Charles, of St Brieuc, in St Helier in 1866, the marriage register showed his father as mariner Philippe Le Cras. But Philippe died 18 months before Francis George was born, in December 1846. His baptism record shows a Le Cras in the column for father, but, although very difficult to read, the name appears to be Pierre Le Cras, possibly Philippe's younger brother. Whatever the truth of his parentage, Francis George went by the name of Bisson Le Cras for the rest of his life and gave the names to his children. Most of his grandchildren were baptised Bisson Le Cras - see family tree

More Le Cras family pictures

Family gravestones

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Tips

The church record links above will open in a new tab in your browser and generate the most up-to-date list of each set of records from our database. These lists replace earlier Family page baptism lists, which were not regularly updated. They have the added advantage that they produce a chronological listing for the family name in all parishes, so you do not have to search through A-Z indexes, parish by parish.

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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