Joseph History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

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

Early Origins of the Joseph family

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

Important Dates for the Joseph family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Joseph research. Another 90 words (6 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.

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.

Early Notables of the Joseph family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Joseph family to Ireland

Some of the Joseph family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 31 words (2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Joseph migration to the United States

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 [1]
  • 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 [1]
  • Tobias Joseph to South Carolina in 1741
  • Tobias Joseph, who landed in South Carolina in 1741 [1]
  • Georg Henrich Joseph, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1751 [1]
  • 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 [1]
  • Eugène Joseph, who arrived in New Orleans in 1822
  • Clemontina Joseph, who arrived in Charleston, South Carolina in 1826 [1]
  • Nikolaus Joseph, who arrived in America in 1833 [1]
  • Philip Joseph, who arrived in New York in 1836 [1]
  • ... (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 [1]
  • William Henry Joseph, who landed in Alabama in 1920 [1]

Joseph migration to Australia

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

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 [2]
  • Louis Joseph, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "John Bartlett" in 1847 [3]
  • William Joseph, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Hooghly" in 1848 [4]

Joseph 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:

Joseph Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Jacob Joseph, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840 aboard the ship Exporter
  • Moses Joseph, who landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1840
  • Hyam Joseph, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840 aboard the ship Exporter
  • Israel Joseph, who landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1843
  • Mr. J. Joseph, British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Prince of Wales" arriving in Wellington, New Zealand on 3rd January 1843 [5]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Joseph (post 1700)

  • Anton Joseph (1923-2009), American Minnesota politician
  • Quinton Joseph (b. 1946), American rhythm and blues artist
  • Jackie Joseph (b. 1934), American comedy actress, remembered for her role in the original 'Little Shop of Horrors'
  • Thomas Joseph, American lawyer and politician, who served in Vietnam War 1969-1970, was governor of Pennsylvania 1995-2001, and the 1st Secretary of Homeland Security 2003-
  • Salvatore Joseph, American jazz pianist and composer
  • John Joseph, three-time Academy Award and seven time Golden Globe winning American film actor
  • Charles Joseph, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kansas, 1960 [6]
  • Charles Joseph, American Democrat politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Kings County 16th District, 1916; Defeated, 1919 [6]
  • Carol Sadler Joseph, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Nebraska, 1996 [6]
  • Bill Joseph, American Republican politician, Candidate for Montana State House of Representatives 42nd District, 2010 [6]
  • ... (Another 39 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations

  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)
  2. ^ 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
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) JOHN BARTLETT 1847. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1847JohnBartlett.gif
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HOOGHLY 1848. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1848Hooghly.htm
  5. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  6. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 20) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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