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Origins of surname

This is a name from the West Country of England and its original derivation is believed to be the old English bur = 'cottage' and bearu = 'grove' or 'wood'. So the original Boobyer (or Boobier, Bowbeer, Bubeer or Baubier) lived in a cottage in a small wood

Early records

The first appearance of this surname in Jersey records was in St Lawrence in the 1860s, when William Boobyer and Grace set up home in St Lawrence


  • Boobyer
  • Boobier

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Church records


Family trees


Great War service

Sons of Frederick William and Lydia Charlotte

  • Oscar Charles Boobyer (1901- ) (St S) Boy, RAF
  • Reginald Frank Boobyer (1897- ) (St S) Corporal, Dorset Regiment


Occupation records


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

  • Charles Boobyer of Grève de Lecq Hotel - 17 June 1899, D/Y/A/58
  • Frederick Boobyer, 7 Trinity Road, St Helier - 2 April 1931, D/Y/A/91
  • William Boobyer, Paul Mill Farm, St Saviour - 23 October 1913, D/Y/A/72
  • Albert Boobyer, Westbourne House, St Lawrence - 9 May 1947, D/Y/A/117


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Family gravestones

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