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Kemish family page


Martha Kemish married Joseph Fielder in St Helier in 1858

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Origins of surname

This name has one of two derivations. The first is from a Norman nickname cammus or camois, meaning ‘snub-nosed’, but those who have the name may prefer the suggestion that is is derived from chemise and was the word for a shirt maker.

Early records

Stephen Kemish married an unknown Mary at St Brelade in about 1831. They had three children but their line appears not to have descended any further.


  • Kemmish
  • Cammis
  • Camis
  • Camoys

There are other variants not associated with Jersey

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Great War service

  • Albert Arthur Kemish (1888- ) (St H) son of John and Mary Ann Lloyd, Gunner in Royal Garrison Artillery, ex-RMIJ
  • Frederick D Kemish (St H), Private in RAMC
  • John William Kemish (1884- ) (St H) son of John and Mary Ann Lloyd, Private in Dorsetshire Regiment
  • John William Kemish (1885- ) (St H), Able Seaman RN, HMS Iron Duke
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