Ogier family

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Origins of surname

This is a west of France variant of Augé and Augier, which come from the Germanic Adalgari. Adal = 'noble' and gari = 'lance': clearly an important soldier.

Early records

The name is much more common in Guernsey than it is in Jersey. Ogiers in Guernsey



Family records


Family trees


Church records


Great War service

  • Annette Le Patourel Ogier, British Red Cross
  • Cyril Alfred Ogier MC (1893-1939) (St H) son of William John and Lydia Jane, nee de Gruchy, OV, ex-RMIJ, Captain, Hampshire Regiment, wounded three times. Military Cross citation, September 1918: 'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty while commanding his company during an enemy attack. He led his company at a critical moment forward in the face of heavy machine-gun fire, and beat the enemy back. His fine example of grit and determination inspired all ranks.


Family wills

These wills created by members of the Ogier 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

  • William Ogier, 31 Stopford Road, St Helier, desires to be buried in St Saviours Cemetery - 22 January 1929, D/Y/A/89
  • Leonce Ogier, Clarendon Villa, 29 Clarendon Road, St Helier - 15 September 1943, D/Y/A/111

Family businesses

A superb quality photograph of the shipyards at Havre des Pas, showing a large ship under construction and the channels alongside used to launch ships down the beach, The picture was taken by E Ogier in about 1875, when the industry was in terminal decline
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