The Irish surname Joint is originally a Huguenot name, from the Old French word "joint" meaning "united," or "joined."
Early Origins of the Joint family
The surname Joint was first found in counties Limerick
and Mayo. Most of the Huguenots arrived in Ireland
, but there were five Huguenot regiments recruited directly from Holland by English King William of Orange, in his fight against the Irish forces of the deposed James II in 1690. Following William's victory at Boyne, most of these Huguenots settled in Ireland.
Early History of the Joint family
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Joint Spelling Variations
Early Notables of the Joint family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Joint family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Joint Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Maria Joint, aged 26, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Eweretta" in 1833
- Elizabeth Joint, aged 24, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Eweretta" in 1833
- Fanny Joint, aged 22, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Eweretta" in 1833
The Joint 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: Nec Degenero
Motto Translation: I do not degenerate