Joris History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The name Joris was spawned from the landscape of northern France known as Normandy during the Middle Ages. It comes from the Old French form of George.
Early Origins of the Joris family
The surname Joris was first found in Normandy (French: Normandie), the former Duchy of Normandy.
Important Dates for the Joris family
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Joris Spelling Variations
Throughout the course of history most surnames have undergone changes for many reasons. During the early development of the French language, a son and father may not have chosen to spell their name the same way. Many are simple spelling changes by a person who gave his name, phonetically, to a scribe, priest, or recorder. Many names held prefixes or suffixes which became optional as they passed through the centuries, or were adopted by different branches to signify either a political or religious adherence. Hence, we have many spelling variations of this name, Joris some of which are Jore, Joret, Joreau, Joriau, Joriaux, Jorin, Jorel, Jori, Jory, Jorry, Jorre, Jorret, Jorioz and many more.
Early Notables of the Joris family (pre 1700)
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Joris migration to the United States
In the 1700s, land incentives were finally given out by France to 2,000 migrants. Early marriage was encouraged in New France, and youths of 18 took fourteen-year-old girls for their wives. The fur trade was developed and attracted migrants, both noble and commoner from France. 15,000 explorers left Montreal in the late 17th and 18th centuries, leaving French names scattered across the continent. The search for the Northwest passage continued. Migration from France to New France or Quebec, as it was now more popularly called, continued until 1759. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec. By the same year the Acadian presence in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island had reached 500. In the treaty of Utrecht, Acadia were ceded by France to Britain in 1713. In 1755, 10,000 French Acadians refused to take an oath of allegiance to England and were deported. They found refuge in Louisiana. Meanwhile, in Quebec, the French race flourished, founding in Lower Canada, one of the two great solitudes which became Canada. Many of this distinguished family name Joris were prominent in social, cultural, religious and political affairs in France and New France. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Joris were
Joris Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Burger Joris, who landed in New Netherland(s) in 1637 
Contemporary Notables of the name Joris (post 1700)
- Joris Van Hout (b. 1977), Belgian footballer
- Joris Jacob Clemens Voorhoeve (b. 1945), Dutch politician, former minister, and university professor
- Joris Jacques Kees Putman (b. 1984), Dutch actor
- ^ 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)