THE NAME GALLIENNE
The name Gallienne is recorded as early as the 1300’s in the Assize Roll of 1309. The Assize Roll was held every 3 years in Jersey and was conducted by justices from France. The word assize refers to the sittings or sessions of the judges, known as “justices of assize”. The old french word was ‘assises’.
‘Gallic and Gallienne were old types of ships, galley and galleon ; so the names were probably given to sailors.’ (Some Jersey Surnames: Their origin and their meaning – G.R. Balleinne, Societe Jersiaise Bulletin, 1940)
FROM GUERNSEY TO JERSEY
It took a while, but I have since discovered that the origins of the Gallienne members of my family came across from Guernsey to Jersey at the turn of the century 1900.
MY GALLIENNE ANCESTORS
Alfred Gallienne – b.1841 Torteval, Guernsey. He marries Louise Brehaut (born c.1833) in St. Pierre Du Bois, Guernsey. Their children were:
Alfred Gallienne – born c.1868
Albert Gallienne – born c.1869
Louisa Gallienne – born c. 1870
Albert Gallienne (b.1869) marries Florence Sophia Hamon (born c.1884) of St. Helier, Jersey. Albert must have left Guernsey around 1904 when his first child was born in Jersey. Their children were:
Albert Philip Gallienne – born 1904
Florence Anna Gallienne – born 29th December 1905
Henry Gallienne – born 1910