Duquemin family page
This family name is far more common in Guernsey than in Jersey
Rachel Betsy Duquemin, born in Guernsey in 1869. She was the sister of Elizabeth (1858- ) who emigrated to Australia in 1883 and married Thomas William Edwards. Their parents were Pierre Duquemin and Judith Rousell
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Origin of Surname
The surname Duquemin is first found spelt as Duchemin in Guernsey. Literally meaning of the road, it is likely to originate from someone from the hamlet of Le Chemin, which is less than four miles from Dinard on the coast of Brittany.
The name can be found spelt Duquemin in the 'Le Mesurier Rough Index' by 1532 with a reference to Collenette Renouf, widow of Philippe Duquemin. By the end of the 16th century the name Duquemin was established in St Saviours, Guernsey.
- The first mention of the name in Guernsey is when John Duchemin's necklace was stolen by Richard Marche; in Assizes Rolls (1309).
- Duchemin, separate family page
- Du Chemin
- Len Duquemin (1924-2003), professional footballer
- Joseph Pierre Duquemin, quarryman, survivor of the Titanic
- Le Chemin, Brittany
Family gravestones in Jersey
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- Encyclopedia Titanica - entry for Joseph Duquemin