Joles is an ancient Norman name that arrived in England
after the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The name Joles comes from the medieval given name Giles.
This name is derived from the Greek aigidion,
which means kid,
or young goat.
Early Origins of the Joles family
The surname Joles was first found in Lincolnshire
where they had been granted lands by King William after the Norman Conquest
in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Joles family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Joles research.Another 139 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1273, 1296, 1317, 1346, 1680, 1755, 1652, 1621, 1644, 1640 and 1709 are included under the topic Early Joles History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Joles Spelling Variations
A multitude of spelling variations
characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England
also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Giles, Gyles, Jiles and others.
Early Notables of the Joles family (pre 1700)
Outstanding amongst the family at this time was John Gyles (ca.1680-1755), American interpreter and soldier, best known for his account of his experiences with the Malecite tribes... Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Joles Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Joles family to Ireland
Some of the Joles family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland
is included in all our PDF Extended History products
and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Joles family to the New World and Oceana
Many English families left England
, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Joles or a variant listed above: Edward Giles who settled in Salem, Massachusetts in 1634; George Giles who purchased land in Virginia in 1652; Susan Giles, who settled in Barbados in 1660.
Contemporary Notables of the name Joles (post 1700)
- Robert "Bob" Joles (b. 1959), American voice actor
The Joles 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: Pensez a moi
Motto Translation: Think of me.