Origin of Surname
The literal translation of this French name is 'of the street'. It may have been applied to someone whose home was at the roadside, or to a tramp, vagrant or vagabond.
- Duquemin the Guernsey spelling
- du Chemin, 1528
- de Camino 1309
Although this family, originating in Tinchebray, Orne, Normandy, is the only one for which we have received a substantial family tree, other Duchemin immigrants are known to have come from Normandy in the 19th century. One family originated in Barneville, and a second in Portbail, both on the coast of the Cotentin Peninsula across the water from Jersey
- Duchemin baptisms in Jersey
- Duchemin marriages in Jersey (groom)
- Duchemin marriages in Jersey (bride)
- Duchemin burials in Jersey
Great War service
- Camille Alfred Duchemin (1889-1915) son of Jane E Duchemin, husband of Sarah, father of two, Seaman RNR, HM Tug Char, killed in action
- Cyril Duchemin (1885- ) (St L) son of Alphonse, Mercantile Marine
- Henry Albert Duchemin (1892-1940) (St S) son of Elizabeth, Leading Stoker RNR, HMS Champion
This will created by a member of the Duchemin family is now held by Jersey Archive. By visiting the archive site and using the names, date and reference number 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
- Pierre Duchemin, 25 Broad Street, St Helier - 28 February 1911, D/Y/A/70
In 1866 the Police Court dealt with another case arising from the quarrels between residents of Hilgrove Lane, evidently a not very salubrious corner of the town at the time. Azelie Duchemin, nee Jeannes, was charged with 'on many occasions over six months insulted and injured Marguerite Helot, nee Guillard' having accused her of 'immoral and scandalous' conduct. The offence had been repeated on 3 May on the public road, resulting in a breach of the peace. Evidence showed that when Joseph Helot returned from Newfoundland Mrs Duchemin told him that his wife was pregnant, but not by him, having passed half her nights with an Italian musician. Helot refused to have anything to do with his wife until Centenier Du Jardin intervened. It appeared that Mrs Helot's conduct had been 'irreproachable'. Mrs Duchemin denied that she had spoken ill of Mrs Helot and said that all the witnesses were seeking to have her condemned. Judge John Gibaut noted that she had appeared in court 'the other day' with a complaint against another woman and he wanted to put an end to almost constand disorder among the French in Hilgrove Lane. He fined Mrs Duchemin £1 or six days in prison and warned her that if she appeared before him again he would impose a long imprisonment
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