Joanes History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Joanes is tied to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of England. It comes from the baptismal name forJoan, which was the female version of the personal name John. [1]

Joan, Joanna, Jone or Jane (1165-1199), was "Queen of Sicily and Countess of Toulouse, the third daughter and seventh child of Henry II, king of England, and his wife, Eleanor of Aquitaine. Born at Angers in October 1165, she was brought up in the abbey of Fontevraud. In 1168 Henry offered her hand, without result, to the king of Aragon or the king of Navarre. Next year he betrothed her to William II, or the Good, king of Sicily. The betrothal seems to have been broken off, for in 1172 William, who was ten years older than Joanna, proposed to marry a daughter of the eastern emperor, Manuel Comnenos." [2]

Joan, Joanna, Anna or Janet (d. 1237), was "Princess of North Wales, is described in the ‘Tewkesbury Annals’ as a daughter of John, King of England, ‘and Queen Clemencia,’ words which may possibly represent John's first wife, Isabel of Gloucester. " [2]

Early Origins of the Joanes family

The surname Joanes was first found in Worcestershire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Early History of the Joanes family

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Joanes Spelling Variations

Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Joanes has undergone many spelling variations, including Joanes, Joans and others.

Early Notables of the Joanes family (pre 1700)

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United States Joanes migration to the United States +

To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Joanes were among those contributors:

Joanes Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Richard Joanes, who settled in Massachusetts in 1635
  • Elizabeth Joanes, who settled in Virginia in 1637
  • Eliza Joanes, who arrived in Virginia in 1637 [3]
  • Thomas Joanes, who settled in New England in 1637
  • Thomas Joanes, aged 25, who arrived in New England in 1637 [3]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Joanes Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Bartolome Joanes, who landed in New Spain in 1838 [3]


  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  2. ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print
  3. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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