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The 1636 St Martin record of the baptism of Mabel Germain

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Origin of Surname

The surname is probably derived from the medieval personal name Germain. There were numerous Saint Germains in France. The name originates in the Latin Germanus, meaning "natural, true, authentic"

It could also come from the French word germain of which the original meaning was cousin or kinsman, derived from the Latin german meaning a bud or shoot.

It could also describe a man from St Germain in Normandy

The surname is common in Normandy today and can be traced back to the 13th century

Early records

Raulin Jermain is listed in the Jersey Chantry Certificate of 1550

Variants

  • Jermain
  • Germaine
  • Jarman
  • Jarmyn
  • Jermin
  • Jermyn
  • Germayne 1607
  • Gurmain 1528
  • Germon 1381

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Great War service


Sons of John Francis and Esther Rachel Jeune

  • John Philip Germain (1887- ) (St H) ex-RMIJ, Mechanic, RAF
  • William Francis Germain (1888- )(St H) Private, Machine Gun Corps


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Family wills


These wills created by members of the Germain family are now held by Jersey Archive. By visiting the archive site and using the names, dates and reference numbers 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

  • Auguste Germain of St Sauveur Le Vicomte, Manche, France, now of St Helier - 30 January 1890, D/Y/A/49
  • Brother Germain of the Christian School, named Antoine Joseph Delaporte in the world, of Ebouleau, St Lambert, Eveche de Laon, Picardie, France now of St Helier due to the French Revolution, bequeaths £200 for 200 masses to be said for his soul and for all the souls in purgatory Makes bequests to the poor and for further masses to be said for his soul and those of his parents 30 April 1810 - D/Y/A/18
  • Jean Germain of St Martin - 22 October 1898, D/Y/A/57
  • John Germain, St Helier, bequeaths to Esther Rachel Jeune Belvoir, St Helier, for life, reversion to Agnes Esther Germain - 17 December 1934, D/Y/A/96

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