Cauvain

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Cauvain family page
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Separate Cauvin/Cauvain families came to Jersey from Normandy and Guernsey in the 19th century


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Thomas Rocquier and Jacqueline Cauvin were married in St Martin 1764

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Origins of surname

Although this name is reasonably common in France, particularly as Cauvin in Normandy, there is no hint as to its derivation in any of our usual French sources. However, our own article on a 1990s survey of Jersey names of French origin reveals that it probably indicated someone who was bald.

Early records

There is a Cauvain baptism in the St Saviour register as early as 1642, but this is an isolated record. It was not until the 1850s that a family became established, and another 20 years before the next. The earlier records tend to be Cauvain, whereas immigrants from Normandy in the second half of the 19th century are clearly identified as Cauvin.

Variations

  • Cauvain
  • Cauvin

Family records

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Church records



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Family trees



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Great War service



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Occupation records



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Family wills


This will created by a member of the Cauvin 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

  • Victor Cauvin of Servigny, St Malo de La Lande, Coutances, Manche, France, now of St Lawrence - 25 February 1880, D/Y/A/41


Family gravestones

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