Pouclee

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Anne Pouclee married Francois de la Fontenelle in St Helier in 1804

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Origins of surname

Pouclée is the Jèrriais word for a dolmen, not found in French, which uses the same word as English. It is possible, therefore, that this is an indigenous Jersey family. However, the fact that the name is found in 17th century records for the Calvados and Orne departments of Normandy, some 100 years before it appears in Jersey records, suggest that it came to Jersey from nearby France.

One suggested derivation is from Puck, a Hobgoblin, and lech meaning stone, hence 'Stone of Puck', but this would assume English origins and it seems most likely that the family came to Jersey from France.

Early records

Interestingly, all the baptism records are from St Helier, descendants of the six children of Jacques Pouclee and Jeanne Sebire who were baptised in the parish between 1766 and 1783, with the exception of the four children of Etienne Pouclee and Marie Baal, who were married in St Helier in 1794 and appear to have no connection with the other family.

Variants

  • Pouclée
  • Pouquelaye – not found as a family name, but the name of a district of St Helier where an ancient dolmen
  • Pouquelée

Family records

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Family trees



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Church records



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Family wills


This will created by a member of the Pouclée family is now held by Jersey Archive. By visiting the archive site and using the names, date and reference number 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

  • Marguerite Pouclée of St Helier, desires to be buried in St Helier's Cemetery, bequeaths to the poor of St Helier, 2s 9 February 1853 - D/Y/A/28
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