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Origin of Surname

The Sarchet family goes back to a Guillaume Sarchet, born about 1695, originally from Normandy. He immigrated to St Peter Port, Guernsey, and was the founder of the modern Sarchet family in Guernsey. He married (1st) Rachel Mollet, by whom he had a son, Guillaume. He married (2nd) Colette Torode, by whom he had sons, Pierre and Jean. He died in 1746. Everyone named Sarchet on Guernsey before 1850 traces their ancestry back to this Guillaume Sarchet.

In 1805, four Sarchet brothers emigrated to Ohio and became the first settlers of what was to become Guernsey County, Ohio.

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