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Luce family page


A 19th century photograph of an unknown Master Luce

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Origin of Surname

Luce is French for Lucia, a name made popular by St Lucy. Six French villages with churches dedicated to her are called Ste Luce. There was also a St Luce, Pope in the 3rd Century.

However, the name may also derive via the French from the Latin lucius - a woodcutter.

The name has been prevalent in Normandy over the centuries and is fairly common there today.

Early records

Sire Piers Luce is included in the Jersey Chantry Certificate of 1550 and the name appears in the Extente of 1528.

Payne's Armorial of Jersey

The family of Luce, settled in the parish of St Lawrence prior to 1500, claims to have migrated from Wales, and to be a branch of the famous Norman house of Lucy, or Lucie, settled in England since the Conquest. This house represents a branch of the family of Le Brocq, and that of Le Bailly, of St Mary, to which latter belonged the philanthropic Jeanne Le Bailly, the wife of Thomas Denton, of St Aubin, whose benefactions to the poor of the island, and to the parochial hospital of St Brelade, have rendered her name sacred among her countrymen.


  • de Lucy
  • de Lucie
  • Lucey

Family records


Family trees

The two trees above show the same line but are from different sources, with slight variations


Church records




Newspaper records


Great War service


Family wills

Emigrants to Canada

Family homes

Family businesses

Family album

The occupant of the wheelchair is believed to be Lydia Dupre, nee Luce, and the location Le Hocq - picture courtesy of Jersey Temps Passe. Lydia Grace Vaumerel Luce (1848-1901) married James Joslin Dupre at St Helier in 1869. Although the picture gives the impression that the occupant of the wheelchair was rather old and inform, if it was Lydia Dupre, she could not have been older than 53, the age at which she died

Rogues gallery

Family gravestones

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