The prominent surname Joséphine originated in France, a country which has been a dominant presence in world affairs for centuries.The earliest forms of hereditary surnames
in France were the patronymic
surnames, which are derived from the father's given name, and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the mother's given name. The patronyms were derived from a variety of given names that were of many different origins. As well as the names of the saints of the Christian Church, many of the most common French surnames are derived from personal names of Germanic origin. The name Joséphine is derived from the Hebrew
given name Yosef, which is familiar from The Bible, and means May he (God) add another son.
Early Origins of the Joséphine family
The surname Joséphine was first found in Maine, where the family was anciently seated.
Early History of the Joséphine family
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Joséphine Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Joseph, José, Jauzé, Joséphine, Josette and many more.
Early Notables of the Joséphine family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Joséphine family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Bonaventure Joseph, who settled in America around 1658; Eugène Joseph, who arrived in New Orleans in 1822; and Louis Joseph, who settled in Philadelphia in 1868..