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Sohier family page


Charles Sohier married Rachel Poingdestre in St Martin in 1745

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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

Early records

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
  • Soyer

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  • Mont Sohier, St Brelade, Jersey

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