Show ContentsJosey History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Josey family

The surname Josey was first found in Haddingtonshire, where they held a family seat in their territories. The Pictish influence on Scottish history diminished after Kenneth Macalpine became King of all Scotland. But those east coast families still played an important role in government and were more accessible to Government than their western highland counterparts.

Early History of the Josey family

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Josey Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Jossy, Jossie, Josey, Josie, Joussie, Joussey and others.

Early Notables of the Josey family (pre 1700)

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Josey Ranking

In the United States, the name Josey is the 8,824th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]

United States Josey migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Josey Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • M Josey, aged 3, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1849 [2]
  • P Cipken Josey, aged 22, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1849 [2]
  • Joseph Josey, who arrived in Mississippi in 1855 [2]

Australia Josey migration to Australia +

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

Josey Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. James Josey, (b. 1821), aged 19, English woodsman who was convicted in Berkshire, England for 15 years for robbery, transported aboard the "Eden" on 8th July 1840, arriving in New South Wales, Australia, he died in 1902 [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Josey (post 1700) +

  • Martha Josey (b. 1938), American former professional barrel racer and rodeo competitor
  • Richard Josey (1840-1906), prominent mezzotint engraver in Victorian London
  • Maurice Richard Josey (1870-1938), English mosaic artist

  1. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?".,
  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. Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 20th October 2021). Retrieved from on Facebook