Moisan family page
Francois Louis Moisan, born in Plouguernevel, Cotes d'Armor, north Brittany, came to Jersey in 1894 and met Marie Francoise Therin, born in nearby Ploeuc-sur-Lie in 1874, who had arrived two years earlier. They married and had five children, Florrie Marie (1898- ), Jean Marie (1900- ), Marcel Francois (1902- ), Dorothy Marie (1904- ) and Lizzie Marie (1909- ). Francois and Marie lived mainly in the Noirmont and Portelet areas, with a spell in St Mary from 1932 to 1937
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Origins of surname
This name is derived from the baptismal name Moise, Hebrew in origin and very popular throughout Brittany. There are a number of variations found in different departments, and elsewhere in France.
- Moisson (may not be a variant, but included here for convenience)
- Le Moisson (may not be a variant, but included here for convenience)
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Great War service
- Alfred Joseph Moisan (1894- ) (Gr) ex-RMIJ, L-Sgt, Royal Irish Rifles
- John Charles Moisan (1889- ) (Gr) Driver, RFA
- Peter Francis Moisan (1892- ) (Gr) Driver, RFA
- Victor Peter Francis Moisan (1887- ) (Gr) Petty Officer, RN (may not be in this family - tree shows Victor Jean)
These wills created by members of the Moisan family are now held by Jersey Archive. By visiting the archive site and using the names, dates and reference numbers shown here, it is possible to view a copy of each will. You will have to subscribe to the Archive's online service to do this. To find out more about this collection, which covers the period from 1663 to 1980, and how to search for your family's wills there, visit our Jersey wills page
- Victor Moisan, Grouville - 21 February 1935, D/Y/A/97
- Victorine Moisan, Longueville, St Saviour, widow of Jean Baptiste Bienvenu - 25 May 1938, D/Y/A/102
- Arthur Moisson 7 December 1748 - D/Y/A/7
- Catherine Moisson, widow of Isaac Martin of St Saviour 29 March 1743 - D/Y/A/7
- Marie Moisson of St Helier s - 4 October 1865, D/Y/A/32
Joseph Louis Moysan, born in Jersey on 30 March 1891, married in London on 3 March 1921 after serving in the Great War and died in Geelong, Australia in 1961. He had 16 years service with the Union Castle Line from the age of 13. He was on the ss Soudan, which was a hospital ship off the Gallipoli Peninsular
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