Tracing Your French Surname

I have the following French/Jersey surnames in my ancestry:









Therefore, I have to do a lot of research amongst French records and websites. I have subscribed to a great website called The French Genealogy Blog.

I can’t recommend it highly enough for it’s value and substantive knowledge about researching your French ancestry. One of the posts focuses on French surnames and all the books and resources out there that may help you with your research.

A website they suggest that might be of great use to you is:

Good luck with your research!


  1. Interesting site, the Lazarevic famiy all came from one area in Montenegro. They also use the name Luke within the name. Thanks for the french links. Majority of the old lineages have slav or sav in the name the name below doesnt list it Still maybe related.? I know of two males related one my great grandfather Vukosav Luke the other was Oglivana Wright’s father my cousin she grew up with the royals overseas.

    1. Hi Karen,

      Thank you for visiting my blog and commenting. It was of great interest to read about the Lazarevic family name ad history. I am glad you found the post useful. 🙂

    2. Hi Ramona I am enquiring on my step sisters behalf any information on Edmond Le Vannais you did send me a family tree if Ada Maude Rabet married Pierre Yves Le Vannais Yves Le Vannais was my step sisters grandfather but her grand mother was Gladys Le Vannais nee Cliffe my sister never met her dad . I think you might be related to her you might have the same grand father she lives in France and I live in Australia we use to live in Jersey many thanks kind regards Annick

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