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Anne Marie Forgeard

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Origins of surname

The origin of this surname is uncertain, but it would seem that it has the same derivation as forgeron, French for blacksmith. Forget was an early baptismal name in France, linked to 3rd century martyrs


The centre of Broons as it was when Mathurin Forgeard left for Jersey in the 1880s

Early records

The first appearance of this surname in Jersey records was in the St Ouen baptism register in the 1880s. Mathurin Forgeard (see tree) came to Jersey from Broons in the Cotes d'Armor department of north Brittany


  • Forgeard

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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 1980, and how to search for your family's wills there, visit our Jersey wills page

  • Mathurin Forgeard of Broons, France, now of St Ouen - 30 January 1885, D/Y/A/44


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