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Gihomar family page

This name was present in Jersey from the 1620s


Josephine Guymoard left Brittany for Jersey as a teenager and married Joseph Marie Boleat there in 1887

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Direct links to lists of baptisms, marriages and burials for the Gihomar family can be found under Family Records opposite. If you want to search for records for a spelling variant of Gihomar, or for any other family name, just click below on the first letter of the family name you are interested in. This will open a new tab in your browser giving you a list of family names beginning with that letter, for which there are baptism records in our database of half a million church and public registry records.

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Origins of surname

This surname, almost certainly French in origin, is derived from the German Wigmar: wig = 'battle', mar = 'famous'.

Early records

The name was only present in Jersey from around 1620 until 1750, although there have been isolated records in spelling variants.

Although we have no reason to believe that this is an indigenous Jersey name, the 23 baptism records in the island are more than double the total number of French records in the Geneanet database. There are no records in any spelling variation on Ancestry.

The name is found in Spain as both a personal and family name.


  • Gihomar
  • Gihommar
  • Gihommard
  • Guyomard
  • Giomar

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Births and baptisms


Family wills

This will created by a member of the Gihommard 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 1980, and how to search for your family's wills there, visit our Jersey wills page

  • Elizabeth Gihommard, widow of Philippe Le Haguée 14 March 1782 - D/Y/A/13
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