Joly History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Joly family

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

Early History of the Joly family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Joly 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 Joly History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Joly 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 Joly 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...
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United States Joly migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Joly Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Licha Joly, who settled in Virginia in 1648
  • Marie Joly married Philippe Basquin in America in 1691
Joly Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Pierre Joly married Marie-Anne Lecompte in america in 1710
Joly Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Jacques Joly, who settled in Philadelphia in 1803
  • A Joly, who arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1822 [1]
  • John A Joly, who landed in New York, NY in 1833 [1]
  • Edward Joly, who settled in Philadelphia in 1878
  • Vincent Joly, aged 28, settled in New York in 1882

Canada Joly migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Joly Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Jean Joly, son of René and Mathurine, who married Marguerite Amiot, daughter of Mathieu and Marie, in Quebec on 19th June 1670 [2]
  • Pierre Joly, son of Armand and Jeanne, who married Geneviève Tessier, daughter of Nicolas and Barbe, in Quebec on 4th July 1673 [2]
  • Nicolas Joly, son of Jean and Marguerite, who married Françoise Hunault, daughter of Toussaint and Marie, in Montreal, Quebec on 9th December 1681 [2]
  • Vital Joly, son of Pierre-André and Marie-Anne, who married Marie Jinchereau, daughter of Louis and Marie, in Quebec on 5th August 1698 [2]
  • Julien Joly, son of Pierre and Geneviève, who married Catherine Vanet, daughter of Charles and Catherine, in Quebec in 1698 [2]
Joly Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Catherine Joly married Louis Maray in 1701 in Montreal
  • Pierre Joly, son of Jean and Marguerite, who married Anne Lecompte, daughter of Adrien and Jacquette, in Lévis, Quebec on 30th August 1710 [2]
  • Pierre Joly, son of Jean and Marie, who married Catherine Lussier, daughter of Jacques and Catherine, in Boucherville, Quebec on 24th January 1713 [2]
  • Jean-Baptiste-Jacques Joly, son of Nicolas and Françoise, who married Marie-Anne Eriché, daughter of Jacques and Marie, in Rivières-des-Prairies, Quebec on 6th April 1717 [2]
  • Antoine Joly, son of Pierre and Geneviève, who married Marie-Anne Boucher, daughter of Charles and Marguerite, in La Visitation-de-l'île-Dupas, Quebec on 5th August 1721 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Joly (post 1700) +

  • Bernard Joly (1934-2020), French politician who served as Senator from Haute-Saône (1995-2004)
  • Sylveon Joly (1934-2015), French actress and comedian, best known for her roles in the films Going Places (1974) and Get Out Your Handkerchiefs (1978)
  • Thomas Joly, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [3]
  • Étienne Joly, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [4]
  • Maurice Joly (1829-1878), French satirist and lawyer
  • Sébastien Joly (b. 1979), French professional road racing cyclist
  • Édouard Joly (1898-1982), French airplane designer
  • Cyril Bencraft Joly MC (1918-2000), British Army officer
  • Melanie Joly, Canadian federal politician, Minister of Canadian Heritage (2015-)
  • Greg James Joly (b. 1954), Canadian retired former NHL ice hockey player
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)


  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. ^ Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  3. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, March 13) Thomas Joly. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
  4. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, March 13) Étienne Joly. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html


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