Hamel

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


Record Search


Direct links to lists of baptisms, marriages and burials for the Hamel/Duhamel family can be found under Family Records opposite. If you want to search for records for a spelling variant of Hamel/Duhamel, 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.

You can also select marriages or burials. Select the name you want and when the list of records is displayed you can easily refine the search, choosing a single parish, given name(s) and/or start and end dates.

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.

New records

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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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.

Variants

  • Duhamel
  • Hamel
  • du Hamel

Family records

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Family trees



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Church records

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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


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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


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Burial records

Family photograph album

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

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Canivet and Hamel children in about 1920
Hamel sisters in 1925

Family businesses

Family gravestones

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Tips

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.

New records

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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