Boivin family page
This name, which originates in France, means 'the drinker'. The family has been present in Jersey since the beginning of the 18th century
Selina Boivin (1870-1940), born St Saviour, Jersey
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Origins of surname
The name means 'a drinker' and first appeared in French records in the Cartulaire of Angers in the 12th century, applied to a clergyman as 'a drinker of wine'. The name is fairly common in Normandy.
The first Jersey record is the marriage of Daniel Boivin and Marie in St St Saviour in 1704. Marie's surname is uncertain. The marriage record shows her as Oufu, but she appears in the St Helier baptism register as Homfry in 1706 for the baptism of their daughter Marguerite. The couple also had a son Daniel, although there is no trace of his baptism.
A second Boivin family can be traced back in Normandy to the 17th century.
Births and baptisms
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