Joll History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Joll family

The surname Joll was first found in Languedoc, where this impressive family has held a family seat since early times.

Early History of the Joll family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Joll research. Another 319 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1534, 1554, 1620, 1645, 1743, 1789, 1800, 1645, 1700, 1637, 1637 and 1681 are included under the topic Early Joll History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Joll Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Joly, Joli, Jolis, Jolly, Jolie, Jollie, Jolley, Joley, Jouly, Jouli, De Joly, De Joli, De Jolly, De Jolie, De Jollie, De Jolley, De Joley, De Jouley and many more.

Early Notables of the Joll family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family name at this time was Joseph-Louis de Joly, Captain, Knight and Admiral of France; Louis (Joliet) Jolliet (1645-1700), Canadian explorer born in Quebec, he discovered the Mississippi River in 1637 and traveled down the Mississippi to within 435...
Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Joll Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Joll migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Joll Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Tho Joll, who arrived in Virginia in 1658 [1]

New Zealand Joll migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Joll Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mary Joll, who landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1800
  • Mr. Samuel Joll, (b. 1805), aged 35, Cornish blacksmith born in Calstock travelling from Plymouth aboard the ship "Timandra" arriving in New Plymouth, Taranaki, North Island, New Zealand on 24th February 1842 [2]
  • Mrs. Elizabeth Joll, (b. 1807), aged 33, Cornish settler born in Calstock travelling from Plymouth aboard the ship "Timandra" arriving in New Plymouth, Taranaki, North Island, New Zealand on 24th February 1842 [2]
  • Miss Ann Joll, (b. 1830), aged 12, Cornish settler born in Calstock travelling from Plymouth aboard the ship "Timandra" arriving in New Plymouth, Taranaki, North Island, New Zealand on 24th February 1842 [2]
  • Mr. Samuel Joll, (b. 1832), aged 10, Cornish settler born in Calstock travelling from Plymouth aboard the ship "Timandra" arriving in New Plymouth, Taranaki, North Island, New Zealand on 24th February 1842 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Joll (post 1700) +

  • James Bysse Joll FBA (1918-1994), British historian and university lecturer
  • Phillip Joll (b. 1954), Welsh operatic baritone


  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html


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