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Poignand family page

This family first arrived in Jersey in the mid-18th century. Various record collections wrongly show members of the Poignand family as Poignard. We have corrected all the errors in our database and have come to the conclusion that, with the possible exception of the writer of a letter to the Jersey Evening Post in 2009, all Poignards listed in Jersey records were actually Poignands


Louis Poignand married Elizabeth Amiraux in St Helier in 1780

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Origins of surname

We believe Poignand to be derived from poignant, which has the same meaning in French as in English = 'harrowing'. Although Poignard would appear to be a variant, it is not, being derived from the French for 'dagger'.

Early records

The name first appears in Jersey records in the 1750s, with the baptism of four children of Louis Poignand and Marie Madeleine Rozel. They were married in St Martin in 1749, and Louis was shown as coming from Trinity, although there is no record of his baptism there. The marriage was also registered in St Helier, suggesting that Marie was from that parish.


  • Poignand
  • Poignard, separate family and derivation

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Great War service

These entries are wrongly shown as Poignard in the digital Roll of Honour and Roll of Service, and the Jerseypals website


Family wills

Family gravestones

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