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Josep History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The ancestors of the Josep family arrived in England following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The name Josep came from the ancient personal name Joseph. The surname Jessop was a baptismal name which meant Joseph. 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 Josep family


The surname Josep was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Early History of the Josep family


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Josep Spelling Variations


Multitudes of spelling variations are a hallmark of Anglo Norman names. Most of these names evolved in the 11th and 12th century, in the time after the Normans introduced their own Norman French language into a country where Old and Middle English had no spelling rules and the languages of the court were French and Latin. To make matters worse, medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, so names frequently appeared differently in the various documents in which they were recorded. The name was spelled Jessop, Jessope, Jesop, Jesope, Jessopp, Jessup and many more.

Early Notables of the Josep family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Josep family to Ireland


Some of the Josep family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Josep family to the New World and Oceana


Because of this political and religious unrest within English society, many people decided to immigrate to the colonies. Families left for Ireland, North America, and Australia in enormous numbers, traveling at high cost in extremely inhospitable conditions. The New World in particular was a desirable destination, but the long voyage caused many to arrive sick and starving. Those who made it, though, were welcomed by opportunities far greater than they had known at home in England. Many of these families went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Josep or a variant listed above:

Josep Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Anna Josep, who arrived in New York in 1709 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Israel Josep, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1754 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Contemporary Notables of the name Josep (post 1700)


  • Joan Josep Folchi i Bonafonte, Catalonia politician, Minister of Economy and Finance (1977-1978)
  • Josep Melcior Prat i Colom (1780-1855), Catalan nationalist politician and writer, Governor of Barcelona in 1835 and Civil Governor of Guipuzcoa in 1855
  • Josep Colom (b. 1947), Spanish classical pianist
  • Josep Torrellas (b. 1963), French Professor and Willett Faculty Scholar for the Universal Parallel Computing Research Center at the University of Illinois
  • Josep Caixal i Estradé (1803-1879), Spanish Bishop of Urgell from 1853 until his death in Rome in 1879
  • Josep Maria Terricabras i Nogueras (b. 1946), Spanish Catalan philosopher, professor and politician
  • Josep Carner i Puig-Oriol (1884-1970), Catalan poet, journalist, playwright and translator, often referred to as "the Prince of Catalan Poets"
  • Josep Maria Abarca (b. 1974), Spanish water polo player
  • Josep Pons (b. 1957), Spanish conductor
  • Josep Toutain (1930-1997), Spanish comic book artist

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  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)

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