Podger family page
This surname, of unknown origin, arrived in Jersey in the middle of the 19th century
George Podger married Alice Wright in St Saviour in 1862
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Origins of surname
None of our usual sources lists this surname, but we have seen suggestions that it is a variant of 'Proger', or 'Prodger' which is listed as meaning 'son of Roger'.
The name can be found in English church records as far back as 1530, but did not make an appearance in Jersey until the 1860s.
- Podger baptisms in Jersey
- Podger marriages in Jersey (groom)
- Podger marriages in Jersey (bride)
- Podger burials in Jersey
Great War service
- Fred Podger (1880-1918) son of George and Alice Wright, of Vallee des Vaux, Private, London Regiment, killed in action
- Christine Podger, British Red Cross
- George Ray Podger (1889- ) (St H), Private, Labour Corps
- Harold Charles Podger (1893- ) (St H) ex-RMIJ, Private, Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry, wounded
These wills created by members of the Podger 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
- Elizabeth Podger née Brooking, St Brelade's Bay, - 9 January 1930, D/Y/A/90
- Albert Podger of 8 Victoria Street, St Helier, bequeaths to Fanny Ellen Connell £250 now due to him from the Bible Christain Society and Primitive Methodist Connexion - 10 January 1894, D/Y/A/53
- Thomas Podger, saddler and harness maker, of 17 Gloucester Street, St Helier - 20 May 1890, D/Y/A/49
- Robert Podger, St Helier - 10 September 1925, D/Y/A/85
- George Podger, Woodbine, Vallée des Vaux, St Helier - 23 November 1923, D/Y/A/83
- Fanny Podgers née Connell, St Helier - 5 July 1929, D/Y/A/89
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