Richomme family page
Albert John Richomme and family, photographed between 1915 and 1919. Albert John (1885-1920) married Lydia Rouland (1885-1973) and had children Maurice ALbert, Lorraine ELizabeth, Clarence Charles, Albert Charles and Arthur
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Origins of surname
This is a name found in the west of France, most notably in Ille-et-Vilaine, the closest part of Brittany to Jersey. The obvious derivation is from riche and homme, a rich man. There is an alternative view that it comes from the personal name Richaume in eastern France, which is derived from Ric and helm, meaning strong helmet, probably signifying a powerful fighter wearing a helmet.
This is a family which has been confined to the north-east of Jersey. All the births on record are in Grouville, St Martin, St Saviour and Trinity.
The first to arrive was Pierre Joseph Richomme, from Plaintel in the Cotes d'Armor department of north Brittany, with his wife Pelagie Francoise Rouillard. They settled in St Martin
The next to arrive was Charles Francois Richomme, also from Plaintel, who married Marie Elise Lelion from La Haye du Puits in Normandy in Jersey in 1880 and settled in Grouville, then St Saviour.
- Richommes, found in Jersey records but may be an error
Great War service
These wills created by members of the Richomme 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 1978, and how to search for your family's wills there, visit our Jersey wills page
- Pierre Richomme, Grouville - 26 June 1915, D/Y/A/74
- William Richomme, Longueville Farm, St Saviour - 25 February 1942, D/Y/A/109
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