Boisard

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Jean Baptiste Boizard in 1921. He was one of many immigrants to Jersey from the Brittany town Ploeuc-sur-Lie

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Origins of surname

This name, more commonly spelt Boizard in Jersey, but Boisard in France, is from the west of the country. It is derived from bois = 'wood' indicating either a forestry worker, or a deceitful person

Early records

The first appearance of this surname in Jersey records was in early 20th century baptisms, but the family was present in Grouville as early as the 1870s, when children would probably have had a Catholic church baptism. This is one of 27 Jersey families we have so far identified as originating in the north Brittany town of Ploeuc-sur-Lie

Variations

  • Boisard
  • Boizard
  • Boisart

Family records

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Church records



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Family trees



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Great War service


Sons of Jean Baptiste Boizard and Marie

  • Francois Josue Boizard (1891- ) (Gr) Private, RASC
  • Victor Alfred Boizard (1881- ) (Gr) Private, Australian Infantry


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Occupation records



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Family wills


These wills created by members of the 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

  • Jean Boizard, Grouville - 15 September 1926, D/Y/A/86
  • Jean Boizard, Vicq Farm, Grouville - 8 July 1930, D/Y/A/90
  • Caroline Boisard - 2 June 1943, D/Y/A/111


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Burial records


  • Boisard burial records 1867-1960: These records are taken from record books of the main undertaker in business during these years. Further undertakers' records can be found in the indexes contained in our Burial records section, as well as records for individual cemeteries. They will be added to individual family pages as time permits.


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Family gravestones

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