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Jean family page

This family has been present in Jersey since at least the 13th century


Albert Jean in Militia uniform at a camp at Les Quennevais, St Brelade

Record Search

Direct links to lists of baptisms, marriages and burials for the Jean family can be found under Family Records opposite. If you want to search for records for a spelling variant of Jean, 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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New records

From August 2020 we have started adding records from non-Anglican churches, and this process will continue as more records, held by Jersey Archive, are digitised and indexed. Our database now includes buttons enabling a search within registers of Roman Catholic, Methodist and other non-conformist churches. These records will automatically appear within the results of any search made from this page.


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Origin of Surname

The family name is derived from the given name Jean.

Early records

The surname appears in baptism records from the first decade of the 17th century, but the name was known in the island over 400 years earlier.


  • Jean, 1274
  • Johan, 1309
  • John 1299
  • Joan 1299
  • Johannis, 1270

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Great War service

  • Albert George Jean (St P), Private in Lancashire Fusiliers, ex-RMIJ
  • Albert William Hubert Jean (St H) Sgt Royal Garrison Artillery
  • Andre Jean (Fr), Private 74th Regiment d'Infanterie, OV
  • Ernest Peter Jean (St S), Company Quartermaster Sergeant, Australian Infantry
  • George James Jean (St L), Sgt Royal Jersey Garrison Battalion, ex-RMIJ
  • John Watson Jean (1888- ) (St O) son of John George and Annie, Captain RAF, DSM twice, OV
  • William Watson Jean (1890- ) (St H), son of John George and Annie, nee Watson, Staff Sergeant, Canadian Infantry, OV

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