Poch family page
Boat builder Elias Poch (baptised Elie, the sixth child of Antonio and Nancy de Gruchy), then aged 27, married Emma Walters in St Luke's Church in 1864
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Origins of surname
This is a surname from the Pyrénées-Orientales department of southern France. It comes from the Catalan word poc which was a Middle Ages equivalent of small.
The first Poch to arrive in Jersey was Spaniard Antonio, who married Nancy Esther de Gruchy in St Helier in September 1828, suggesting that the family was not only present in the French Pyrénées-Orientales but also on the Spanish side of the mountains.
These wills created by members of the 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
- Lydia Poch, Homestill, Mont à l'Abbé, St Helier - 18 October 1923, D/Y/A/83
- Philippe Poch, Maison de Bas, Trinity - 6 November 1911, D/Y/A/70
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