Gallichan

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An unknown Mr Gallichan, photographed by Ernest Baudoux


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Direct links to lists of baptisms, marriages and burials for the Gallichan family can be found under Family Records opposite. If you want to search for records for a spelling variant of Gallichan, or for any other family name, just click below on the first letter of the family name you are interested in. This will open a new tab in your browser giving you a list of family names beginning with that letter, for which there are baptism records in our database of half a million church and public registry records.

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From August 2020 we have started adding records from non-Anglican churches, and this process will continue as more records, held by Jersey Archive, are digitised and indexed. Our database now includes buttons enabling a search within registers of Roman Catholic, Methodist and other non-conformist churches. These records will automatically appear within the results of any search made from this page.

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George, Sydney, Herbert and Donald Gallichan

Origin of Surname

Gallichan is an interesting example of the need of going back to the earliest form of a name. One writer derives it from two Latin words, gallus, a cock, and cano, I sing. Perhaps he guessed that the first Monsieur Gallichan was famous for rising at cock-crow.

But in 1269 and 1306 the name was spelt Le Galicien, showing that he came from Galicia, probably the one in Spain. We hear more than once of Spanish traders settling in Jersey. A further clue is that the name does not appear in works giving the derivation of French surnames.

Early records

The name is one of the oldest in Jersey, found in the Short Inquisition of 1274. Collas, Johan, Phulipot, Rauf and Serves are listed in the Jersey Chantry Certificate of 1550. With over 1,200 baptisms on record, it is also one of the most frequently encountered names in the Jersey church registers.

Drouet Gallichan was born in Trinity in 1505 and Jean Gallichan in the same parish in 1513.

Gallichan remains a common name in Jersey today.

Variants

  • Gallichan, 1240
  • Galichien
  • Gallichen
  • Galicen, 1331
  • Galissian c1340
  • Le Galicien, 1306
  • Galicien pre-1292
  • Le Galycien 1309
  • Galichan 1299
  • de Gallycen 1274
  • Galician 1254, Gallicien 1240
  • Galitan
  • Galliceanus 1186
  • Legalitien 1180

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Matthew and Catherine Gallichan

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Gladys Rose Gallichan was born in St Helier in 1889 and emigrated to Newfoundland in 1914. She married Fridelain Chaine (1890-1964) in Edmonton, ALberta in 1917 and they had two daughters Lily (1919-1977) and Gladys Mary (1921-2004). The family are pictured here on holiday on a Canadian National train. Gladys was the daughter of Henry Thomas (1857- ) and Mary, nee Hayes (1856-1895). Henry Thomas was the illegitimate son of Jane Gallichan (1818- )


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Family gravestone in St Lawrence Church cemetery

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The church record links above will open in a new tab in your browser and generate the most up-to-date list of each set of records from our database. These lists replace earlier Family page baptism lists, which were not regularly updated. They have the added advantage that they produce a chronological listing for the family name in all parishes, so you do not have to search through A-Z indexes, parish by parish.

We have included some important spelling variants on some family pages, but it may be worth searching for records for a different spelling variant. Think of searching for variants with or without a prefix, such as Le or De. To search for further variants, or for any other family name, just click on the appropriate link below for the first letter of the family name, and a new tab will open, giving you the option to choose baptism, marriage or burial records. You will then see a list of available names for that type of record and you can select any name from that list. That will display all records of the chosen type for that family name, and you can narrow the search by adding a given name, selecting a parish or setting start and end dates in the form you will see above. You can also change the family name, or search for a partial name if you are not certain of the spelling

The records are displayed 30 to a page, but by selecting the yellow Wiki Table option at the top left of the page you can open a full, scrollable list. This list will either be displayed in a new tab or a pop-up window. You may have to edit the settings of your browser to allow pop-up windows for www.jerripediabmd.net. For the small number of family names for which a search generates more than 1,500 records you will have to refine your search (perhaps using start or end dates) to reduce the number of records found.

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Starting in August 2020 we are adding several thousand new records from the registers of Roman Catholic, Methodist and other non-conformist churches. These will appear in date order within a general search of the records and are also individually searchable within the database search form

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