Brohier family page
This family first featured in Jersey church records in 1689 with the marriage of Cyrus Brohier, of Ste Marie du Mont in the Manche Department of Normandy, to Elizabeth de Carteret. The couple had no children and Cyrus married again ten years later to Marie Tapin. As far as we know the family died out in Jersey in the mid-19th century
The St Saviour record of the baptism of Louis Nathanael Jean Brohier in 1814
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Origins of surname
This name is undoubtedly of French origin, but we have been unable to find any references to its derivation.
Cyrus Leonor Brohier, who started the Jersey family, came to the island from the Manche deparment of Normandy in about 1685, at the age of 11. He was probably a Huguenot refugee, and underwent the process of abjuration shortly after his arrival. It is believed that he came to Jersey with his father Mathieu (his mother Anne, nee Viel, was already dead) and his brother Jean Antoine and moved with his father and brother to London. Mathieu died in Southampton in 1689, and his sons are believed then to have returned to Jersey.
Births and baptisms
These wills created by members of the Brohier 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
- Brohier : Henry , of St Helier 18/04/1836 Bequeaths to the poor of St Helier, £5 - Unknown date , 15/Jan/1858 , D/Y/A/29/64
- Brohier : Robert John , of St Helier - 17/Dec/1874 , 02/Jan/1875 , D/Y/A/38/1