Origins of surname
Although this name would appear to be of French origin and to have been present in Jersey in one form or another for some 700 years, we have not found a derivation for Le Caumais or anything approximating to it.
Caumes, a name from the south of France, is said to be a variant of Calmes, which either means 'calm' or possibly indicated someone living in pasture land.
This family is found exclusively in St Saviour from the first baptism records in the mid-16th century, until the name disappears 200 years later.
- Le Caumais, 1461
- Le Cames 1607
- Le Cammes 1528
- Le Caumes 1461-78
- Le Caumez, 1355
- Le Caumetz
- Lecaameis c1340
- Le Caamoys 1331
- La Caumaise
- Caumese 1461
- La Cameyse 1309
- Le Caumais baptisms in Jersey
- Le Caumais marriages in Jersey (groom)
- Le Caumais marriages in Jersey (bride)
- Le Caumais burials in Jersey
These wills created by members of the Le Caumais 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
- Richard Le Caumais, son of Jean of St Saviour 1 April 1732 - D/Y/A/6
- Thomas Le Caumes 24 December 1675 - D/Y/A/1
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