Anglo-Saxon surname that came from the baptismal name forJoan, which was the female version of the personal name John. Baptismal names began to appear as surnames relatively late in the growth of the naming tradition. This is a little surprising, given the popularity of biblical figures in the Christian countries of Europe. Nevertheless, surnames derived from baptismal names grew in popularity during the Middle Ages, and have become one of the foremost sources for surnames.
Early Origins of the Joone family
Worcestershire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Joone family
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Joone Spelling Variations
spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Joone has been recorded under many different variations, including Joanes, Joans and others.
Early Notables of the Joone family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Joone family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Joone or a variant listed above: Thomas Joanes, who settled in New England in 1637; along with Richard in 1635; another Richard Joanes settled in Massachusetts in 1635; Elizabeth Joanes settled in Virginia in 1637.
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