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Multiple Origins for the Surname Joye


English


The name Joye came to England with the ancestors of the Joye family in the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Joye family lived in Herefordshire. Their name, however, derives from the family's place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066, De Gai, Normandy.

Joye Early Origins



The surname Joye was first found in Herefordshire at Heath, with Jay, a township, in the parish of Leintwardine, union of Ludlow, hundred of Wigmore. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
This small township had only 55 inhabitants in the late 1800s and comprises the hamlets of Heath and Jay.

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Joye Spelling Variations


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Joye Spelling Variations



Multitudes of spelling variations are a hallmark of Anglo Norman names. Most of these names evolved in the 11th and 12th century, in the time after the Normans introduced their own Norman French language into a country where Old and Middle English had no spelling rules and the languages of the court were French and Latin. To make matters worse, medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, so names frequently appeared differently in the various documents in which they were recorded. The name was spelled Jay, Jaye, Jayes and others.

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Joye Early History


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Joye Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Joye research. Another 123 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1495, 1553, 1530, 1534 and 1529 are included under the topic Early Joye History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Joye Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Joye Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 44 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Joye 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



Because of this political and religious unrest within English society, many people decided to immigrate to the colonies. Families left for Ireland, North America, and Australia in enormous numbers, traveling at high cost in extremely inhospitable conditions. The New World in particular was a desirable destination, but the long voyage caused many to arrive sick and starving. Those who made it, though, were welcomed by opportunities far greater than they had known at home in England. Many of these families went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Joye or a variant listed above:

Joye Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Joye, who arrived in Virginia in 1619
  • Margaret Joye, who settled in Maryland in 1649
  • Margaret Joye, who arrived in Maryland in 1649

Joye Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Peter S Joye, who landed in Charleston, South Carolina in 1830
  • Peter Joye, who arrived in Charleston in 1830
  • F S Joye, who landed in Charleston, South Carolina in 1838

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Contemporary Notables of the name Joye (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Joye (post 1700)



  • Dan Joye (b. 1985), Venezuelan-born, American luger who has competed at two Winter Olympics
  • Prudent Joye (1913-1980), French gold medalist track and field athlete at the 1938 European Athletics Championships
  • Gilles Joye (1424-1425), Franco- Flemish composer of the Renaissance
  • Col Joye AM (b. 1936), stage name Colin Frederick Jacobsen, an Australian popular entertainer and entrepreneur

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Joye Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  2. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  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. 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).
  5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  6. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  7. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  8. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
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The Joye Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Joye 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 9 January 2017 at 09:15.

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