: Where They Lived
Shortened Overview where They Lived.
About 2/3 of the families live today in France , 1/3
in Belgium and a minority in America (based on 265 phone
numbers in 1999)
Around 1600 we find them in half a circle starting
from France : Paris - St Denis - Senlis - Amiens -
to Belgium: Courtrai/Oudenaarde/Tournai - Mons
(Hainaut) - Namur -
and again France: Metz - Thonnance-lès-Joinville.
For practical reasons we start our overview with
Belgium , then the most important part France and last but not least
the emigration to America
16th century they lived also in the regions of
Metz and St-Dizier in France.
All these regions mentionned above have in
common that they were situated at that time at the
borderline bertween France and Germany.The families were
very attached to the ground where they lived and once they
arrived they stayed till today. So all descendants living in
the 20th century can trace their ancestors from the 19th
century on in the regions where they lived yet in the 16th
century and before.
- Roissy- Senlis
(before 1600) : 16th century. from this
regions they migrated also to the
Paris -St Denis . from there they went
also more southly as in the 18 th century to Bordeaux
in France. Some isolated people served in the army
and arrived also in several places in France.
We find there people with the surname
Pinchemel ,Pinchemaille and Pinchemail after 1600 in the
17th/20th century: Varennes
Only a handfull individuals emigrated after 1600 to
America, but they never established a family branch living
there today. The exception is Brazil and Guadeloupe.