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Origins of surname

Burch is said to be synonymous with 'birch', suggesting that the family name was given to somebody who lived by a birch tree, or wood. It may also come from the old English meaning of the word, 'broken land'.

Early records

The name has been present in Jersey since the 1820s, when there were baptisms for several families.


  • Birch
  • Burch

Family records


Church records


Family trees


Great War service

Notes on our list, abbreviations used etc

Sons of George and Fanny Elizabeth Banks

  • Alfred Edwin Burch (1891- ) (St H) Private, Hampshire Regiment son of Alfred and Eva
  • Charles William Burch (1889- ) (St H) Saddler, RFA
  • George Henry Burch (1884- ) (St H) Private, RFA
  • Robert John Burch (1888- ) (St H) Private, Hampshire Regiment


Family wills

These wills created by members of the Burch 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 1948, and how to search for your family's wills there, visit our Jersey wills page

  • Henry Burch of 37, New Street, St Helier - 30 November 1881, D/Y/A/42
  • Philip Burch, 6 Southend, Greve d'Azette, St Clement - 13 June 1933, D/Y/A/94
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