Le Goupil family page
This is a common Normandy surname, but it has been present in Jersey since the 16th century, and in variants since the 13th
Arthur Le Goupil
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Origins of surname
This name, common in Normandy as Goupil and Legoupil is derived from the old French golpil, meaning fox.
Known in Jersey as Gopil as early as 1255, the name first appears in the St Brelade church registers in 1560 with the baptism of Rauline, daughter of Pierre.
However, Catherine Le Goupil (1507- ) is known to have married Nicolas Martel (1490- ) in St Brelade, the home parish of both of them, in 1528. The name is associated frequently with Guerdain, in the form Le Goupil dit Guerdain.
- Le Goupil, 1509
- Le Goupill, 1528
- Gopil 1255
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Le Goupil family members who served in World War 1
- Arthur Peter Auguste Le Goupil (1896- ) (Gr) son of Gustave and Philomene, ex-RMIJ, Bombardier, Royal Garrison Artillery
... and his wife Marie with the children 
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