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loui chemis

Postby kilekieran » 18 Nov 2014, 05:30

Is this an italian name, if so he was supposed to come from senagalia, is this name anywhere in italy in the 1880s, supposed to have jumped ship from the Benevis line, Araby maid, in 1887.
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Re: loui chemis

Postby Anizio » 18 Nov 2014, 06:19

it may be an Italian name though it sounds French, although if it is Italian it is exceedingly rare as I cannot find much evidence of it, and even then not enough to determine its origin. But rarity doesn't mean its not.

Could you provide more information in terms of dates? Senigallia records are online, it may be possible to find the name if given a time frame for birth. After searching the index of a few years of births I can't find the name at all. Without more info its like searching needles in a hay stack
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Re: loui chemis

Postby AngelaGrace56 » 18 Nov 2014, 10:32

The name Chemis appears in the White Pages today. According to the article below it appeared in Senegalia in the 1800s.

This might be a longshot but I'm wondering whether the following might be your Louis Chemis. He has a horrible story. I'll leave you to read through it and maybe someone else can pick up on this as I've run out of time. His arrival date doesn't exactly fit with what you have mentioned.

Louis Chemis, born in 1854, Senegallia, Italy, arrived New Zealand in 1877.

http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/cgi-bi ... 81024.2.47

http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/biographies ... emis-annie


Araby Maid arrival Wellington, New Zealand January 1878?

http://members.iinet.net.au/~perthdps/s ... ig-nz3.htm

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Re: loui chemis

Postby AngelaGrace56 » 18 Nov 2014, 10:57

This link shows a pic of Louis Chemis in 1889: https://sites.google.com/site/newzealan ... ouischemis

If you google the name there is more information which you just have to sift through, and there are also some Family Trees.
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Re: loui chemis

Postby Anizio » 18 Nov 2014, 16:18

Thats the thing that confuses me, I can't seem to find the name Chemis linked with Italians anywhere beyond a New Zealand origin. I'd like to have a date to go with. I suspect either it is an extremely rare name, or more likely, that it was changed in which case it'd be interesting to know the original last name. There are several names I've seen in Senigallia starting with "Ch" but no Chemis yet.

There wont be any civil registrations from the Comune for 1854, but you could potentially find his record in the lista di leva since he would have been 20 in 1874 there should be a record, even if he wasn't called to serve it would be a record of him either showing up or not showing up to be assessed.

You could also search for the death of his father or a relative, but thats only if his name is unchanged. Finally you could try parish records but that could be difficult.
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Re: loui chemis

Postby AngelaGrace56 » 18 Nov 2014, 20:25

Hi Christina
This is a link to Louis Chemis' (Chemi/Chemic/Cheni?) burial site. I was hoping that the inscription might give further hints but unfortunately it hasn't been cared for and the inscription is not readable. I thought you would like it anyway incase this is the Louis Chemis you are searching. His wife Annie is also buried here. She was buried 23 February 1939, aged 76.

http://wellington.govt.nz/services/comm ... tery%3dAll

We are happy to help you but in case you wanted to do a search, as Anzio has suggested, here is the link:

Senigallia Online Vital Records 1862-1929: https://familysearch.org/search/image/i ... %3D2046896
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