Chalet L'Espagnole in Les Contamines Montjoie French version English version

Origin of the name "L'Espagnol"

The following document is an extract from the Les Contamines property tax records of 1712 and shows the use of the name "Espagnol" by Mr Nicolas Mermoud. It is thought that the gentleman in question was the owner of the building in Le Champelet (on the site of our chalet) and that "Espagnol" was his nickname. Although the use of this nickname has now died out, the Mermouds are still a prominent Les Contamines family.

Extract from Les Contamines property tax records of 1712 showing the use of the name 'Espagnol' by Mr Nicolas Mermoud.

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