Chouquet

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This family was present in Jersey from the end of the 16th century until about 1814. All members of the family were descended from Michel Chouquet and Jeanne Anthoine, who married at St Martin in 1600. The majority of the 29 baptisms recorded are in the St Martin registers


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The burial record of Jeanne Chouquet in St Martin in 1629

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Origins of surname

This name is probably a spelling variant of Choquet, a name derived from soquer, a French word for a right to levy a charge on wine. It may also come from the French verb choquer, meaning 'to collide', applied perhaps to a brawler.

Early records

Michel Chouquet married Jeanne Anthoine in St Martin in 1600. They had five children, from whom were descended all Chouquets in Jersey. The name appears to have died out some 200 years later.

Variants

  • Chouquet
  • Choquet

Family records

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Family trees



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Births and baptisms



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Family wills


This will created by a member of the family is now held by Jersey Archive. By visiting the archive site and using the names, date and reference number 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

  • Jean Chouquet, son of Edouard, of St Peter, 11 March 1813 - D/Y/A/18
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