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Beghin family page

Of early French origin, the name Beghin signified a hypocritical person.


Mr Beghin photographed by Ernest Baudoux. It is not absolutely clear which of the Beghins this is, but it was probably Paul, the first to arrive in Jersey

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Origin of Surname

Of early French origin, it signified a hypocritical person. It may also be derived from the Germanic Begwin.

Early records

The founder of Beghin's, the shoe shop in King Street which is still trading today, was Paul Beghin, who apparently arrived in the island from France in the mid 19th century


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Family records


Family trees




Great War service

Notes on our list, abbreviations used etc

Sons of Leon Louis Beghin and Helene Marie Xavier

  • Louis Charles Beghin (1889- ) (St H) Husband of Margaret, Private, RAMC
  • Maurice Lucien Beghin (1893- ) (St H) Private, Royal Fusiliers
  • Paul Leon Beghin (1882- ) (St H), Private, Australian Infantry


Occupation records


Family wills

This will created by a member of the Beghin family is now held by Jersey Archive. By visiting the archive site and using the names, date and reference number 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 1948, and how to search for your family's wills there, visit our Jersey wills page

  • Beghin : Georges Auguste , 71 Halkett Place, St Helier - 26/Sep/1919 , 14/Feb/1921 , D/Y/A/81/21
  • Beghin : Leon Louis , St Helier 20/09/1921 Bequeaths to Paul Leon Beghin the property 99 Halkett Place, St Helier; to Marie Helene Beghin the property Franklin House, west of Val Plaisant and north of Windsor Road, 3 Franklin Place, Fief des Meleches, St Helier, Mount Pleasant, Fief de Noirmont, St Brelade To Paul Leon Beghin the property Beachleigh, Fief de Samares, St Clement; to M H Beghin, Louis Charles Beghin, Maurice Lucien Beghin and Lilian Beer the properties 51 King Street, 68 Broad Street and 71 Halkett Place, St Helier - Unknown date , 21/Nov/1932 , D/Y/A/93/109
  • Beghin : Louis Charles , of Petit Menage, Route des Genets, St Brelade - 12/Oct/1959 , 03/Feb/1961 , D/Y/B1/62/74
  • Beghin : Maurice Lucien , of 5, Avenue de Petit Felard, St Lawrence - 19/Jan/1966 , 12/Feb/1975 , D/Y/B1/217/53
  • Beghin : Robert Charles , of 93, Oxford Road, St Helier - 26/Jun/1972 , 24/Oct/1977 , D/Y/B1/267/26


Burial records

Family businesses


The family was clearly accustomed to importing its own drinks from France, as evidenced by these three receipts

Family gravestones

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