Trachy

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Ann Trachy (1845- ) and her daughter Florence


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Direct links to lists of baptisms, marriages and burials for the Trachy family can be found under Family Records opposite. If you want to search for records for a spelling variant of Trachy, or for any other family name, just click below on the first letter of the family name you are interested in. This will open a new tab in your browser giving you a list of family names beginning with that letter, for which there are baptism records in our database of half a million church and public registry records.

You can also select marriages or burials. Select the name you want and when the list of records is displayed you can easily refine the search, choosing a single parish, given name(s) and/or start and end dates.

The records are displayed 30 to a page, but by selecting the yellow Wiki Table option at the top left of the page you can open a full, scrollable list. This list will either be displayed in a new tab or a pop-up window. You may have to edit the settings of your browser to allow pop-up windows for www.jerripediabmd.net. For the small number of family names for which a search generates more than 1,500 records you will have to refine your search (perhaps using start or end dates) to reduce the number of records found.

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From August 2020 we have started adding records from non-Anglican churches, and this process will continue as more records, held by Jersey Archive, are digitised and indexed. Our database now includes buttons enabling a search within registers of Roman Catholic, Methodist and other non-conformist churches. These records will automatically appear within the results of any search made from this page.

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Origin of Surname

Very little is known about the appearance of this name in the Channel Islands or its origins. It probably has the same derivation as the French names Traché, Trachet, Trachez and Tracez, which are derived from placenames in the north of the country, indicating a road or track, or perhaps a hedge.

Early records

The family tree below suggests that the family can be traced back to the 13th century, although early generations are clearly very inaccurate. This early appearance is supported to an extent by other records containing alternative early spellings.

The name first appears in baptism records in the 1620s, but these individuals who predate those registers appear in other records:

  • Jeanne Trachy was born in St Lawrence about 1520 and married Nicholas Le Bas in about 1544
  • Perrotine Trachy was born in Trinity about 1572 and died in about 1612. She married Jean Chevalier in 1598. They had four children, Pierre, Jean, Marie and Charles.
  • Nicholas Trachy was born in Vale Guernsey in 1679, the son of Jean. Jean also had a daughter Elizabeth who was born in Vale in 1681.

The name appears extensively in 18th century Guernsey records, particularly in Castel and St Andrew's

Variants

  • Trachy, c1340
  • Trachy dit Bordier 1446
  • Trachie 1607
  • Trascy 1528
  • Tracheye 1331
  • Trache
  • Trachee 1309
  • de Tracei 1135

French variants

  • Traché
  • Trachet
  • Trachez
  • Tracez

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  • Rue de Trachy, St Lawrence, Jersey

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The church record links above will open in a new tab in your browser and generate the most up-to-date list of each set of records from our database. These lists replace earlier Family page baptism lists, which were not regularly updated. They have the added advantage that they produce a chronological listing for the family name in all parishes, so you do not have to search through A-Z indexes, parish by parish.

We have included some important spelling variants on some family pages, but it may be worth searching for records for a different spelling variant. Think of searching for variants with or without a prefix, such as Le or De. To search for further variants, or for any other family name, just click on the appropriate link below for the first letter of the family name, and a new tab will open, giving you the option to choose baptism, marriage or burial records. You will then see a list of available names for that type of record and you can select any name from that list. That will display all records of the chosen type for that family name, and you can narrow the search by adding a given name, selecting a parish or setting start and end dates in the form you will see above. You can also change the family name, or search for a partial name if you are not certain of the spelling

The records are displayed 30 to a page, but by selecting the yellow Wiki Table option at the top left of the page you can open a full, scrollable list. This list will either be displayed in a new tab or a pop-up window. You may have to edit the settings of your browser to allow pop-up windows for www.jerripediabmd.net. For the small number of family names for which a search generates more than 1,500 records you will have to refine your search (perhaps using start or end dates) to reduce the number of records found.

New records

Starting in August 2020 we are adding several thousand new records from the registers of Roman Catholic, Methodist and other non-conformist churches. These will appear in date order within a general search of the records and are also individually searchable within the database search form

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