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Hamel/Duhamel family page


Four generations of Duhamels in 1912. Julia Mary Ann Woolstenhulme, nee Duhamel, her daughter Valina Larsen, granddaughter Viola Peterson, and baby Thelma

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Origin of Surname

This French surname was originally given to someone who lived in a hamlet. There was also a medieval personal name 'Hamel', derived from the germanic Hamilo, diminuitive of Hamo

Early records

The name was known in Jersey in the 17th century, but appears to have died out until some two centuries later, when Pierre Hamel brought his family from St Remy des Landes in Manche, Normandy, and settled in Jersey in the early 19th century. Today there are nine Hamel households listed in the Jersey telephone directory.


  • Duhamel
  • Hamel
  • du Hamel

Family records


Family trees




Great War service

  • Louis Duhamel (St H), Private, Royal Irish Regiment
  • Clarence Pierre Hamel (1897- ) (St B) son of Pierre and Mabel Florence, Private, RAOC


Family wills

These wills created by members of the Duhamel 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

  • Anne Duhamel of St Helier, widow - 28 October 1867, D/Y/A/33
  • George Duhamel, 6 Charing Cross, St Helier - 4 April 1895, D/Y/A/54
  • Marie Duhamel of St Helier, temporarily of Lewscombe, England, widow of George Hélier Horman - 9 January 1888, D/Y/A/47
  • Susan Duhamel, St Saviour - 11 October 1946, D/Y/A/116
  • Thomas Duhamel of St Helier 21 November 1839 - D/Y/A/24
  • Thomas Duhamel of St Helier, bequeaths to the poor of St Helier, 10s 22 April 1845 - D/Y/A/26
  • John Hamel, St Helier - 7 July 1927, D/Y/A/87

Family photograph album

Hamel children and friends in their father's boat at St Brelade's Bay in 1918

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Family businesses

Family gravestones

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