Tourgis family page
Charlotte Tourgis (1832-1907) emigrated to Pennsylvania, married William Hamilton
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Origins of surname
Although there seems little doubt that this is a name with Viking origins (Thorkil or Thorgils), which came to Jersey from Normandy in very early times, we have failed to find any reference to it in any of our French sources.
This family can be traced in baptism records in the parish of Grouville into the 16th century. It was also present later in most of the northern parishes.
Earlier records show that the name was present in Jersey in the 13th century.
- Tourgis, 1331
- Tourgis dit Piloche 1461
- Turgys, 1299
- Torguis 1329
- Tourguis, 1306
- Turgis, 1299
- Tourgys 1299
These wills created by members of the Tourgis 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
- Marie Tourgis of St John, bequeaths to the poor of the Wesleyan Methodist Chapel of Sion £1, to the Wesleyan Methodist Society £2 for the Pastors of the Society - 2 August 1865, D/Y/A/32
- Clara Tourgis, Coin Hâtain, St Lawrence, widow of Edward Jeandron - 22 November 1940, D/Y/A/107
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