Origin of Surname
The original Le Brun would have had brown hair, although brun does have other meanings in old French and could have signified bright, sombre or unhappy.
Le Brun and Brun are very common names in Normandy and can be traced back to 1198, when a Petrus Brunnus was recorded.
In Jersey, Richard Le Brun was mentioned as living in 1331, in the Extente of that year, in St Peter, where the family has long been settled, as it has been in St Ouen.
The "berceau" or cradle of the St Peter family was in the vicinity of La Croix ès Bruns, at the top of Jubilee Hill, where the house named, in Victorian times, "Balmoral" stood, overlooking the airport, prior to demolition by German Occupying forces, during the Second World War. Other branches lived in the 16th and 17th centuries at Les Vaux, below the western approach of the present-day airport runway, and in Val de la Mare, being the low-lying valley, on a north-south axis, between the former coastal dunes and the range of hills lying to the east.
The surname was also established in the rural part, la paroisse as opposed to La Ville, of St Helier, from the late 15th century, from which it spread to adjoining parishes.
The surname could have been formed in more than one location, within the Island.
Nicolas Le Brun was Rector of his native parish, St Peter, 1541?-1559.
Catherine Le Brun (1530- ) was the daughter of Servais (1500- ) of St Helier and married Nicholas Messervy.
- Le Brun, 1299
- Le Brune
- de Brun
- de Broune 1309
- Le Brunet
- La Brunette 1461
- Descendants of Philippe Le Brun
- Descendants of Amice Le Brun
- Descendants of Daniel Le Brun
- Descendants of Henry Le Brun
- Descendants of Jean Le Brun and Susanne Le Rossignol
- Descendants of Collas Le Brun added 2018
- Descendants of Jacques Le Brun added 2019
- Descendants of Pierre Le Brun added 2021
- Descendants of Jean Le Brun and Jeanne Mauger added 2021
- Le Brun baptisms in Jersey
- Le Brun marriages in Jersey (groom)
- Le Brun marriages in Jersey (bride)
- Le Brun burials in Jersey
Great War service
- Basil Le Brun and Roger Lerouille's escape, an escape in a small boat from occupied Jersey in 1944
- The founder of Le Brun's Bakery
- Esther Le Brun was a milliner at 27 King Street in the 1840s
- Pierre Le Brun was a bookseller at 46 King Street in the 1840s
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A postcard sent to Miss Ada Le Brun at Christmas, 1910. Ada Florence, as she was baptised, was born in 1884, the daughter of George Philip Le Brun and Eliza Margaret, nee Grant. They were a farming family, originally from Le Champ Colin, St Saviour...
A note requiring W Le Brun to return Militia equipment
Occupation curfew cards
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