History of the family
Haute Loire, France.
In 1995 in the Netherlands I started with an
investigation of the origin of the name Jerphanion.
In the archives of The Haque, I found a
person with the name:
Etienne Francois Jerphanion.
In 1769 in the Roman Catholic church in the
Assendelfstreet in the Haque he married:
Marie Catharina Josepha Isbecque.
She was an inhabitant of a town called
Tournai en Brabant (Belgium). The name of that town is Doornik now. Her family
was the owner of a farm called La Bruyere and a castle in the hamlet of
Molembaix. These properties were sold, after her mother died in 1799.
On the 5th of January 1808 a person called
Jacques Francois Jerphanion informed the lokal authorities that his daughter
died by birth. He lived with his family in The Haque on the Kalvermarkt Q249. In
the Netherlands there are no further dates of this person. Except him, in the
Netherlands all the persons with the name Jerphanion are related to the
mentioned Etienne Francois. In France, I found that Etienne Francois was born on
the 28th of July 1744 in a town in the Haute Loire called Monistrol sur Loire.
He died in the same town on the 14 July 1829.
He was one of the sons of Francois
Jerphanion and Antoinette Perrin. The family lived in Quartier
de Brunelles in
Monistrol sur Loire.
The family Jerphanion in Monistrol sur Loire was related to a family Jerphanion,
who lived in a town called Saint Maurice de Lignon in the Haute Loire.
As far as I know the family De Jerphanion in
France is also related to this family.
There is established that in the year 1180
the name existed in the Haute Loire in France. In the neigbourhood of a town
called Mahun a boy was born. He was a member of the race (family) of Jerphanion.
They gived him the name Johan. The family lived in that town for 200 years. One
of the sons of Johan became knight and baron of Mahun.
After 150 years one of his descendants
settled in a hamlet called Loucea. At the foot of the hill (mountain) " De
Croix de Barry" the family builded the castle (house) of Jerphanion. It was
a strategical place. They choosed it, because from this place they ruled the
valley of the Loire. In the 15th century (around 1420) gangs of robbers brought
great unrest in the region. Prominent persons decided on actions against the
wandered gangs and a war broke out for 5 years. Michel Jerphanion joined the
troups of Mauburg. The properties of the family in Loucea were distroyed by the
enemy. Michel Jerphanion was the father of Barthelemy Jerphanion. He was born
around 1450. In 1527 he was the owner of several estates in the hamlets Loucea
and Gerphagnon or Jerphanion.
Members of the family lived in well known
towns such as Mahun, Puy, Saint Maurice de Lignon, Monistrol sur Loire, Saint
Didier en Velay, Basse, Yssingeaux in the Haute Loire.
In the year 1760 Bruno Jerphanion left the
Haute Loire and went to the town of Mereau in de middle of France, where he
became a farmer. In France during the administration of Napoleon the
registration service was established. The townhalls were ordered to give all the
inhabitants a familyname and often the well known phonetic names were used. The
descendants of the mentioned Bruno lost the original name and other names arised
such as Jarphagnon, Jerphagnon, Gerphagnon, Gerfagnon, Gerphaignon en Gerfaignon.
Mentioned names still exists in France.
In the year 1998 and 2000 I visited several
(notarial) archives in Monistrol sur Loire, Saint Maurice de Lignon and Saint
didier en Velay and I found a lot of information about members of the family
I also found a family Jerphanion who still
lives in a town called Champagne in the Ardeche. In 1634
in mentioned town Pierre Jerphanion married Catherine Octru. He is the
grounder of this familybranche.
In France I came in contact with members of
the family Jarphagnon and Gerphagnon.
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