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The surname Joy is derived from the personal names Josse or Goce. The name Joy is derived from the Latin word "gaudere" and is cognate in origin with the words joy and joyous. The personal names Josse and Goce were made popular by St. Josse the Hermit, who refused the sovereignty of Brittany. Joyce was used primarily as a female personal name, although some of the earlier instances were masculine. The Gaelic form of the surname Joy is Seoigh.

Joy Early Origins



The surname Joy was first found in Glamorganshire (Welsh: Sir Forgannwg), a region of South Wales, anciently part of the Welsh kingdom of Glywysing, where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Joy Spelling Variations


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Joy Spelling Variations



Church officials and medieval scribes often simply spelled names as they sounded. As a result, a single person's name may have been recorded a dozen different ways during his lifetime. Spelling variations for the name Joy include: Joyce, Joyes, Joy, Joice and others.

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Joy Early History


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Joy Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Joy research. Another 201 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1172, 1487 and 1618 are included under the topic Early Joy History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Joy Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Joy Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 25 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Joy 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



The Irish emigration during the late 18th and 19th century contributed to the melting pot of nationalities in North America, and the building of a whole new era of industry and commerce in what was seen as a rich, new land. Ireland's Great Potato Famine resulted in the worst economic and social conditions in the island's history. And in response to the hunger, disease, and poverty, during this decade the total number of emigrants to leave for North America rivaled all the previous years combined. Those from this decade that arrived on North American shores were not warmly welcomed by the established population, but they were vital to the rapid development of the industry, agriculture, and infrastructure of the infant nations of the United States and what would become Canada. Research into early immigration and passenger lists has shown many people bearing the name Joy:

Joy Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Asher Joy, who arrived in Virginia in 1635
  • Thomas Joy, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1635
  • William Joy, who arrived in Virginia in 1652
  • Rich Joy, who arrived in Virginia in 1658
  • Mary Joy, who arrived in Virginia in 1658
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Joy Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Eliza Joy, who arrived in Virginia in 1702

Joy Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Eleanor Fitzpatrick Joy, aged 22, landed in Massachusetts in 1813
  • John Joy, aged 23, landed in America in 1822
  • Michael Joy, who landed in New York in 1826
  • Peter Joy, who arrived in Charleston, South Carolina in 1827
  • Reuben M Joy, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1849
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Joy Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Charles Joy, aged 42, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Ascendant"
  • Charles Joy arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Louisa Baillie" in 1849
  • Benjamin Joy arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Blundell" in 1851
  • Ann Joy, English convict from London, who was transported aboard the "Anna Maria" on October 4, 1851, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anna Maria voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1851 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anna-maria/1851

Joy Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Abel Joy arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Caroline Coventry" in 1869
  • Emma Joy, aged 23, a servant, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Tongariro" in 1888

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Contemporary Notables of the name Joy (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Joy (post 1700)



  • Homer Joy (1945-2012), American songwriter, best known for his song Streets of Bakersfield
  • Leatrice Joy (1893-1985), American actress
  • Mike Joy (b. 1949), American TV sports announcer
  • William Nelson Joy (b. 1954), American computer scientist
  • Megan Joy (b. 1985), American singer-songwriter
  • Ian Paul Joy (b. 1981), American soccer player
  • Benjamin Joy, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Tompkins County 1st District, 1854
  • Mrs. Ben Joy, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Arizona, 1960
  • August Joy, American Republican politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Newtown, 1932
  • Angus T. Joy, American Republican politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Newtown, 1930
  • ... (Another 25 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Joy


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Suggested Readings for the name Joy



  • Ancestry of the Jameson, Gilbert, Joy, Skinner, and Related Families by Bradner Petersen.
  • Thomas Joy and His Descendants by James Richard Joy.

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Mors aut honorabilis vita
Motto Translation: Death, or life with honour.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Anna Maria voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1851 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/anna-maria/1851

Other References

  1. MacLysaght, Edward. Mores Irish Familes. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0).
  2. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1978. Print.
  3. O'Hart, John. Irish Pedigress 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4).
  4. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  5. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  6. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  7. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  8. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
  9. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
  10. Tepper, Michael Ed & Elizabeth P. Bentley Transcriber. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of Philadelphia 1800-1819. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1986. Print.
  11. ...

The Joy Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Joy 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 23 September 2016 at 09:45.

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