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The surname Joice is derived from the personal names Josse or Goce. The name Joice is derived from the Latin word "gaudere" and is cognate in origin with the words joy and joyous. The personal names Josse and Goce were made popular by St. Josse the Hermit, who refused the sovereignty of Brittany. Joyce was used primarily as a female personal name, although some of the earlier instances were masculine. The Gaelic form of the surname Joice is Seoigh.

Joice Early Origins



The surname Joice was first found in Glamorganshire (Welsh: Sir Forgannwg), a region of South Wales, anciently part of the Welsh kingdom of Glywysing, where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Joice Spelling Variations


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Joice Spelling Variations



Church officials and medieval scribes spelled names as they sounded; therefore, single person, could have his name spelt many different ways during their lifetime. While investigating the origins of the name Joice, many spelling variations were encountered, including: Joyce, Joyes, Joy, Joice and others.

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Joice Early History


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Joice Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Joice research. Another 201 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1172, 1487 and 1618 are included under the topic Early Joice History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Joice Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Joice Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 25 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Joice Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Ireland went through one of the most devastating periods in its history with the arrival of the Great Potato Famine of the 1840s. Many also lost their lives from typhus, fever and dysentery. And poverty was the general rule as tenant farmers were often evicted because they could not pay the high rents. Emigration to North America gave hundreds of families a chance at a life where work, freedom, and land ownership were all possible. For those who made the long journey, it meant hope and survival. The Irish emigration to British North America and the United States opened up the gates of industry, commerce, education and the arts. Early immigration and passenger lists have shown many Irish people bearing the name Joice:

Joice Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Joice, who landed in Virginia in 1637
  • Peter Joice, who landed in Virginia in 1652
  • Hen Joice, who landed in Virginia in 1657

Joice Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John M Joice, who arrived in America in 1809
  • George Joice, who arrived in Alexandria, Va in 1817
  • William Joice, who landed in Alexandria, Va in 1817
  • Thomas Joice, aged 27, arrived in New York, NY in 1831
  • Richard Joice, who arrived in New York in 1841
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Joice Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Joice U.E. who settled in New Brunswick c. 1784 member of the Penobscot Association [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. James Joice U.E., "Toice" who settled in St. Andrews, Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1784 member of the Penobscot Association [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Joice Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Catherine Joice, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1831
  • Bernard Joice, aged 19, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Madawaska" in 1833
  • James Joice arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Eleanor" in 1834
  • Francis Joice, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1842
  • Ellen Joice, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1844

Joice Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • George Joice, aged 33, a miner, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bebington" in 1876
  • Annie Joice, aged 32, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bebington" in 1876
  • Mary H. Joice, aged 2, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bebington" in 1876
  • Matthew Joice, aged 30, a miner, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bebington" in 1876

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Contemporary Notables of the name Joice (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Joice (post 1700)



  • John Wesley "Wes" Joice (1931-1997), American minor league baseball player, policeman, bartender and owner of the Greenwich Village's "The Lion's Head"
  • Dick Joice (1921-1999), British regional television presenter

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Mors aut honorabilis vita
Motto Translation: Death, or life with honour.


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Citations


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  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  2. Fitzgerald, Thomas W. Ireland and Her People A Library of Irish Biography 5 Volumes. Chicago: Fitzgerald. Print.
  3. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  4. Woodham-Smith, Cecil. The Great Hunger Ireland 1845-1849. New York: Old Town Books, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-385-3).
  5. McDonnell, Frances. Emigrants from Ireland to America 1735-1743 A Transcription of the report of the Irish House of Commons into Enforced emigration to America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1331-5).
  6. Donovan, George Francis. The Pre-Revolutionary Irish in Massachusetts 1620-1775. Menasha, WI: Geroge Banta Publsihing Co., 1932. Print.
  7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  8. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of Ireland. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1969. Print.
  9. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  10. Land Owners in Ireland. Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1203-3).
  11. ...

The Joice Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Joice Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 16 November 2016 at 08:32.

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