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Joss Early Origins



The surname Joss was first found in Staffordshire where they acquired lands in 1130, after the Norman invasion.

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Joss Spelling Variations


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Joss Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Gosse, Goss, Joss, Jose and others.

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Joss Early History


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Joss Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Joss research. Another 241 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1195, 1202, 1205, 1327, 1359, 1400, and 1402 are included under the topic Early Joss History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Joss Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Joss Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Joss Notables 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: John Gosse and his wife settled in Watertown, Massachusetts in 1631; Christopher Gosse settled in Virginia in 1637; John Gosse settled in Barbados in 1660.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Joss (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Joss (post 1700)



  • Jonathan Joss (b. 1965), American actor from San Antonio, Texas
  • Adrian "Addie" Joss (1880-1911), nicknamed The Human Hairpin," an American Major League Baseball pitcher who played from 1902 through 1910, inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame
  • Scott Joss (b. 1962), American songwriter, guitarist, singer, and fiddle player
  • John Joss, American politician, Socialist Labor Candidate for New York State Attorney General, 1912
  • Frederick A. Joss, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1916
  • Morag Joss, English-born Scottish Edgar Award nominated writer
  • Alex Joss (b. 1985), Swiss world champion domino player in 2007

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    2. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    3. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    6. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    8. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    9. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
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    The Joss Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Joss 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 11:21.

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