Hocquard family page
The origins of this long-standing Jersey surname are disputed. One branch of the family emigrated to Utah
John Carlisle, Elizabeth Hocquard and family in Utah
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Origin of Surname
The name is possibly an alternative for Hacquoil, which has a variant Hacquart but may also have derived from Hauchard, which is believed to originate with ancient Norman hauchier and ancient French hausser/haussage meaning a proud and arrogant person. Hauchard is a common name in Normandy but Hocquard is not.
However, a French source suggests that the name is synonymous with Hocher, and is derived from an old French word hochier, a dice player. This source goes on to suggest that Houchet is a Normandy surname with the same derivation.
Jean, Philippot and Richard are listed in the Jersey Chantry Certificate of 1550. The earliest record found in Jersey is in 1510 with the spelling Hoquart.
Various spellings can be found within the same family in Jersey church records.
With over 600 baptisms in our database, the three family trees we have researched so far are clearly far from exhaustive and we would welcome the submission of new trees for the family.
- Hocquard, 1668
- Hocquert 1607
- Hoquart, 1510
- Hocart - Guernsey variant
- Descendants of Mathieu Hocquard (1620)
- Descendants of Thomas Hocquard
- Descendants of Thomas Hocquard - 2, a second version of the above tree from a different source, with an extended descendancy to Gaspe
- Descendants of Jean Hocquard
- Descendants of Mathieu Hocquard
- Descendants of Benjamin Hocquard
- The Hocquard family move to Utah
- Memories of Hocquard family members
- Hocquard captains in Nova Scotia Added 2018
Great War service
- Le Binaud, Trinity
Family photograph album
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The grave of Great War casualty Harold Hocquard at Cabaret Rouge British Cemetery, Pas de Calais