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Josephs is a name of Anglo-Saxon origin and came from the baptismal name for the son of Joseph.

Josephs Early Origins



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

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Josephs Spelling Variations


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Josephs Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Josephs have been found, including Joseph, Josephs, Josephson and others.

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Josephs Early History


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Josephs Early History



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

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Josephs Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Josephs Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Josephs In Ireland


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Josephs In Ireland



Some of the Josephs 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



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Josephs, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were :

Josephs Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Mietzie Josephs, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1791

Josephs Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Antina Josephs, aged 1, landed in New York, NY in 1850
  • E Josephs, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • G Josephs, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • H Josephs, aged 9, arrived in New York, NY in 1850
  • J L Josephs, aged 7, landed in New York, NY in 1850
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Josephs (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Josephs (post 1700)



  • Samuel Josephs, American politician, Member of Pennsylvania State House of Representatives from Philadelphia County, 1862-74
  • Lauri Josephs, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1980

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    2. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    3. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    5. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    6. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    7. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    8. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    9. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    10. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    11. ...

    The Josephs Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Josephs 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.

    This page was last modified on 20 October 2015 at 11:13.

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