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Podger family page

This surname, of unknown origin, arrived in Jersey in the middle of the 19th century


George Podger married Alice Wright in St Saviour in 1862

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Origins of surname

None of our usual sources lists this surname, but we have seen suggestions that it is a variant of 'Proger', or 'Prodger' which is listed as meaning 'son of Roger'.

Early records

The name can be found in English church records as far back as 1530, but did not make an appearance in Jersey until the 1860s.


  • Podger
  • Proger
  • Prodger

Family records


Family trees


Church records


Great War service

Sons of George Robert and Frances Watts Ray

  • George Ray Podger (1889- ) (St H), Private, Labour Corps
  • Harold Charles Podger (1893- ) (St H) ex-RMIJ, Private, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry, wounded


Family wills

These wills created by members of the Podger 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

  • Elizabeth Podger née Brooking, St Brelade's Bay, - 9 January 1930, D/Y/A/90
  • Albert Podger of 8 Victoria Street, St Helier, bequeaths to Fanny Ellen Connell £250 now due to him from the Bible Christain Society and Primitive Methodist Connexion - 10 January 1894, D/Y/A/53
  • Thomas Podger, saddler and harness maker, of 17 Gloucester Street, St Helier - 20 May 1890, D/Y/A/49
  • Robert Podger, St Helier - 10 September 1925, D/Y/A/85
  • George Podger, Woodbine, Vallée des Vaux, St Helier - 23 November 1923, D/Y/A/83
  • Fanny Podgers née Connell, St Helier - 5 July 1929, D/Y/A/89

Family gravestones

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