Origin of Surname
The surname Machon is derived from the old French for the occupation of mason (modern french: maçon).
It is first found in Guernsey in the Extente des Iles of 1274. It is also found in Jersey in 1279 and in the 1309 Assize Roll with the mention of Vivencia Mochoun in St Peter. Furthermore, G F B de Gruchy found that Raoul Machen`s name was in a petition to King Richard II. Other Machons feature in the 1331 Extente and the Jersey Chantry Certificate of 1550.
In St Martin, the parish that became principally associated with the surname, is the Fief Pierre Machon: Jersey Place Names, Vol. I, 330.
Catherine Machon (1495- ) Jersey d of Lucas, m Matthieu Hicques
The Revd. Laurens Machon, son of Jean, was Rector of Trinity, 1576-1606. His son, the Revd. Timothee Machon was a curate.
The name has become extinct in Jersey, since the Second World War, but descendants survive overseas.
- Machon, 1279
- Maschon, c1510
- Masson 1576
- Le Machon 15c
- Machen 1377-99
- Massun c1340
- Macon, a variant but probably a different family in Jersey
Jersey family trees
- Descendants of John Machon
- Descendants of Jean Machon
- Descendants of Jean Machon and Marie Nicolle
- Descendants of Guille Machon
- Descendants of Clement Machon Added 2017
- Descendants of Pasquerel Machon Added 2021
- Machon baptisms in Jersey
- Machon marriages in Jersey (groom)
- Machon marriages in Jersey (bride)
- Machon burials in Jersey
Société Jersiaise Library records
- Bertram records in La Société Jersiaise Library, including references to members of the Machon family Added 2018
Great War service
Rachel Machon, born in Trinity in 1835, the daughter of Joshua (1800- ) and Marie, nee Hocquard (1801- ). She married Philippe Samuel Hellyer (1818-1899) in 1858. He had been married before to Elizabeth Bisson. He and Rachel took their family to New Zealand in 1874: three surviving children from his first marriage and their first six children. A seventh was born on the voyage on ss Atrato and three more were born in New Zealand
Adolphus Machon, a 32-year-old native of Trinity, was convicted by Jersey's Royal Court of robbery in 1915 and sentenced to two months hard labour
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