Jose History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Jose family

The surname Jose was first found in Staffordshire where they acquired lands in 1130, after the Norman invasion.

Early History of the Jose family

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Jose Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Gosse, Goss, Joss, Jose and others.

Early Notables of the Jose family (pre 1700)

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Jose Ranking

In the United States, the name Jose is the 4,268th most popular surname with an estimated 7,461 people with that name. [1]


United States Jose migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Jose Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Richard Jose, who landed in Portsmouth, NH in 1659 [2]
Jose Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Don Jose, aged 40, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1826 [2]
  • William Jose, aged 20, who landed in New York, NY in 1842 [2]
  • Mr. William Jose, (b. 1822), aged 20, Cornish miner departing from Falmouth aboard the ship "Orient" arriving in the United States on 19 May 1842 [3]
  • Wilhelm Jose, who arrived in Baltimore, Maryland in 1874 [2]
  • Carl Jose, aged 6, who arrived in Baltimore, Maryland in 1874 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Jose Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Mr. Albert Jose, (b. 1882), aged 21, Cornish miner travelling aboard the ship "New York" arriving at Ellis Island, New York on 2nd August 1903 en route to Michigan, USA [4]
  • Mr. Arthur Jose, (b. 1879), aged 25, Cornish labourer travelling aboard the ship "Baltic" arriving at Ellis Island, New York on 5th August 1904 en route to Auburn, New York, USA [4]
  • Miss Florence Jose, (b. 1887), aged 18, Cornish waitress travelling aboard the ship "Philadelphia" arriving at Ellis Island, New York in 1905 en route to Chicago, Illinois, USA [4]
  • Mr. Frederick Jose, (b. 1876), aged 29, Cornish miner travelling aboard the ship "New York" arriving at Ellis Island, New York on 9th May 1905 en route to Bourne, Oregon, USA [4]
  • Mr. Thomas Jose, (b. 1877), aged 28, Cornish miner travelling aboard the ship "Philadelphia" arriving at Ellis Island, New York in 1905 en route to Michigan, USA [4]

Australia Jose migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Jose Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Henry Jose, (b. 1781), aged 25, Cornish settler convicted in Cornwall, UK in March 1806, sentenced for 7 years for burglary, transported aboard the ship "Admiral Gambier" on 2nd July 1808 to New South Wales, Australia [5]
  • Mr. James Jose (b. 1801), aged 30, Cornish settler convicted in Cornwall, UK on 24th March 1831, sentenced for life for stealing barley from Samuel Chittock, transported aboard the ship "Isabella" on 22nd November 1831 to New South Wales, Australia [6]
  • James Jose, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "David Malcolm" in 1847 [7]
  • William Jose, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Baboo" in 1848 [8]
  • Arthur Jose, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Poictiers" in 1848 [9]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

New Zealand Jose 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:

Jose Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. John Jose, Australian settler travelling from Melbourne, Victoria aboard the ship "Dunedin" arriving in Dunedin, South Island, New Zealand on 12th March 1860 [10]

Contemporary Notables of the name Jose (post 1700) +

  • Lincoln Jose, American politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from New York County 7th District, 1922 [11]
  • Francisco Sionil José (1924-2022), Filipino writer who was one of the most widely read in the English language; his works written in English have been translated into 28 languages, including Korean, Indonesian, Czech, Russian, Latvian, Ukrainian and Dutch
  • Mr. James Gordon Jose M.B.E., British Leading Engineering Technician for the Royal Navy, recipient of Member of the Order of the British Empire on 8th June 2018 [12]
  • Carlos Jose Sanchez Jaramillo (1935-2019), Colombian actor, best known for his role as Juan Valdez, the Colombian coffee farmer with his wide brim hat, spokesman for the Colombian National Coffee Growers
  • Roberto Jose Aguayo (b. 1994), American NFL football placekicker for the Carolina Panthers
  • Alberto Jose González (b. 1972), Spanish video game graphic artist, music composer and designer
  • Don Jose Machuca y Romero, Philippine founder of Machuca Tile Inc., the oldest tile manufacturing business in the Philippines, established in the late 1900s
  • Rafael Jose Betancourt (b. 1975), Venezuelan Major League Baseball right-handed relief pitcher who played in 2003 for the Cleveland Indians
  • Wilfredo Jose Ledezma (b. 1981), Venezuelan Major League Baseball pitcher who has played since 2003
  • Emilio Jose Bonifacio Del Rosario (b. 1985), Dominican Major League Baseball player


  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  2. ^ 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)
  3. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 30). Emigrants to New York 1820 - 1891 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_new_york_1820_1891.pdf
  4. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 3rd May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_ellis_island_1892_on.pdf
  5. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 30th May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_australia_convicts.pdf
  6. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 30th May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_australia_convicts.pdf
  7. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) DAVID MALCOLM 1847. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1847DavidMalcolm.htm
  8. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BABOO 1848. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848Baboo.htm
  9. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) POICTIERS 1848. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848Poictiers.htm
  10. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  11. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 20) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  12. ^ "Birthday and New Year Honours Lists (1940 to 2019)." Issue 62507, 28 December 2018 | London Gazette, The Gazette, Dec. 2018, www.thegazette.co.uk/honours-lists


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