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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.

Early records

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.


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