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.
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
Great War service
- 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
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
- Georges Beghin, 71 Halkett Place, St Helier - 14 February 1921, D/Y/A/81
- Beghin's, town centre shoe retailer
- French merchant Prospere Beghin was at 11 Halkett Place in the 1850s
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