Origin of Surname
Sohier was a personal name very common in old French romances.
It is a common family name in Normandy, more frequently spelt Soyer. In medieval times the given name was often spelt Soier and Sehier. It may come from the Germanic Sighari, which means victory (sig-) and army (-hari).
Robinet Sohier is recorded at Bayeux in 1376
Sohier baptisms are found as far back as 1599, but the following individuals are known to predate that year:
- Nicholas Sohier was born in Jersey in 1545 and married a daughter of Ambroise Le Breton and Genette Bisson
- Catherine Sohier was born in St Saviour in 1567 and married Jean Anthoine
- Marie Sohier was born in St Helier in about 1565 and died there in 1633. She married Uric Messervy in 1588 and they had a son Nicolas, born in 1600
- Elizabeth Sohier was born in Jersey in about 1589 and married Pierre Gaudin in 1607
The Soyer family is known in Guernsey
- Sohier, 1607
- Descendants of Sohier Le Roux
- Descendants of Thomas Sohier
- Descendants of Estienne Sohier
- Descendants of Pierre Sohier
- Descendants of Pierre Sohier - 2
- Descendants of Jean Sohier and Rachel Filleul
Three versions of the same tree, which has a number of unresolved issues
- Descendants of Philippe Sohier
- Descendants of Philippe Sohier - 2
- Descendants of Philippe Sohier - 3
- Sohier baptisms in Jersey
- Sohier marriages in Jersey (groom)
- Sohier marriages in Jersey (bride)
- Sohier burials in Jersey
Great War service
1898 advert for Snow Hill tobacconist Lynam James Sohier
- Mont Sohier, St Brelade, Jersey
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