Origins of surname
We have no specific information on the origin of this surname, but it is possible that it is a variant of Boschet, a Brittany name synonymous with bosquet, meaning copse, grove or thicket.
A number of members of the Boschat family are believed to have come to Jersey from the village of St Donan in north Brittany towards the end of the 19th century. Although the name is present in the island today, we have not yet been able to link the present members of the family to any of the immigrants. The ancestry of brothers Honore, Joseph Marie and Jean Louis, born in the 1890s, can be traced back to the beginning of the 19th century.
- Boschat baptisms in Jersey
- Boschat marriages in Jersey (groom)
- Boschat marriages in Jersey (bride)
- Boschat burials in Jersey
Great War service
- Frank M Boschat (St My) Driver, RASC
- Honore Yves Boschat (1891- ) (St My), Private, Labour Corps
- Jean Louis Boschat (St L), Private, Dorsetshire Regiment
- Joseph Marie Boschat (1894-1915) (St L) Private, Royal Irish Rifles
These wills created by members of the Boschat 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 1980, and how to search for your family's wills there, visit our Jersey wills page
- Boschat : Elsie Clara Marie , widow of Francois Marie Pincemin, of St Augustine's Home, New St John's Road, St Helier and formerly of 50, Clearview Street, St Helier - 06/Mar/1964 , 25/Nov/1971 , D/Y/B1/167/26
- Boschat : Francois Marie , of 3, Old Street, St Helier - 07/Sep/1971 , 07/Sep/1971 , D/Y/B1/164/1
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