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Gorin family page

This is one of many families which settled in Jersey in the mid-19th century, having arrived as farmworkers from the department of Cotes d'Armor in north Brittany


Belle Georgina Ruth Gordon, first child of Francois Gorin, who emigrated to Australia and New Zealand, changed his name to Francis Gordon, and married three times, twice apparently bigamously

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Origins of surname

References to this name having Swedish and Hebrew origins seem to us to be irrelevant for a name which clearly came to Jersey from France, is still in the island today, but seems to have escaped the attention of our usual sources on the origins of French surnames.

Early records

The first Gorin records began to appear in Jersey records in the 1860s. The family arrived in Jersey, as did so many others, from the department of Cotes d'Armor in north Brittany, originating in the commune of St Julien, where their ancestry can be traced back to the 17th century; and, a separate family from Ploeuc-sur-Lie


  • Gorin

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Family wills

These wills created by members of the Gorin 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 1980, and how to search for your family's wills there, visit our Jersey wills page

  • Catherine Gorin, widow of Louis Garnier - 11 December 1903, D/Y/A/62
  • François Gorin, Rosary Cottage, St Lawrence - 3 March 1917, D/Y/A/76
  • Jean Gorin, Grouville - 17 April 1919, D/Y/A/79
  • Jeanne Gorin wife of Leonard Jacques Therin of Holmburg, Trinity - 1 August 1903, D/Y/A/62
  • Pierre Gorin of France now of La Garenne, Trinity - 4 September 1891, D/Y/A/50

Family gravestones

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