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The Anglo-Saxon name Joseph comes from the baptismal name for the son of Joseph.

Joseph Early Origins



The surname Joseph was first found in Hampshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Joseph Spelling Variations


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Joseph Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Joseph were recorded, including Joseph, Josephs, Josephson and others.

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Joseph Early History


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Joseph Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Joseph research. Another 179 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1191, 1205, 1273, 1754, 1764 and 1846 are included under the topic Early Joseph History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Joseph Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Joseph Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Joseph Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Joseph In Ireland


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Joseph In Ireland



Some of the Joseph family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 51 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Joseph family emigrate to North America:

Joseph Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Evan Joseph, who arrived in Virginia in 1639
  • Bonaventure Joseph, who settled in America around 1658

Joseph Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jurig Joseph, who arrived in New York in 1709
  • Tobias Joseph to South Carolina in 1741
  • Tobias Joseph, who landed in South Carolina in 1741
  • Georg Henrich Joseph, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1751
  • Captain Joseph to Boston in 1768
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Joseph Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Salomon Joseph, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1802
  • Eugène Joseph, who arrived in New Orleans in 1822
  • Clemontina Joseph, who arrived in Charleston, South Carolina in 1826
  • Nikolaus Joseph, who arrived in America in 1833
  • Philip Joseph, who arrived in New York in 1836
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Joseph Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Hermann Joseph, who arrived in Arkansas in 1903
  • William Henry Joseph, who landed in Alabama in 1920

Joseph Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Moses Joseph, English convict from Warwick, who was transported aboard the "Albion" on September 21, 1826, settling in New South Wales, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Albion voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1826 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1826
  • Louis Joseph arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "John Bartlett" in 1847
  • William Joseph arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Hooghly" in 1848

Joseph Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Jacob Joseph landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840 aboard the ship Exporter
  • Moses Joseph landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1840
  • Hyam Joseph landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840 aboard the ship Exporter
  • Israel Joseph landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1843
  • Samuel Joseph landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1843
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Joseph (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Joseph (post 1700)



  • Anton Joseph (1923-2009), American Minnesota politician
  • Gabriel Joseph, American politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania, 1900
  • George Joseph, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Delaware, 1868
  • Geri M. Joseph (b. 1923), American Democrat politician, Member of Democratic National Committee from Minnesota, 1963; Vice-Chair of Democratic National Committee, 1969; U.S. Ambassador to Netherlands, 1978-81
  • Gregory P. Joseph, American politician, Mayor of River Rouge, Michigan, 1995-2005
  • Harlan M. Joseph, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Delaware, 1912
  • Harry S. Joseph, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Utah, 1916, 1924 (alternate), 1928
  • Irving I. Joseph, American Democrat politician, Member of New York State Senate 20th District, 1915-16
  • Irving J. Joseph, American Democrat politician, Member of New York State Assembly from New York County 26th District, 1909-10
  • James A. Joseph (b. 1935), American politician, U.S. Ambassador to South Africa, 1995-99
  • ... (Another 35 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Joseph


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Suggested Readings for the name Joseph



  • An Account of Joseph and Abrahams Families in America by Marc Allan Austen.

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Albion voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1826 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1826

Other References

  1. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  2. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  3. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  5. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  6. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  7. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  9. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
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The Joseph Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Joseph Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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