Joyner History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The distinguished surname Joyner was first brought to England in the wake of the Norman Conquest of 1066. The name is derived from the Old French "engigneor" or "enginior," meaning "engineer, maker of military machines." During the 12th century, the term "ingeniator" was used to refer to men who worked as both master-mason and architect. [1]

Early Origins of the Joyner family

The surname Joyner was first found in Yorkshire during the 12th century. The first recorded bearer of the name was Ailnoth Ingeniator, a military architect who served as surveyor of royal buildings in 1157. He supervised building operations at Windsor between 1166 and 1173, repaired Westminster Abbey after a fire, and headed the destruction of Framlingham and Walton Castles. [2]

Other early bearers of the name include Richard Lenginnur, recorded in the Pipe Rolls of Yorkshire between 1191 and 1197, and William Enginur, who was living in Suffolk in 1202. The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 list Hugh le Ginnur in Oxfordshire and William le Engynur in Suffolk. [3]

William Joynier was Lord Mayor of London in 1239.

Early History of the Joyner family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Joyner research. Another 159 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1296, 1452, 1750, 1691, 1662, 1668, 1676, 1678, 1687, 1691, 1631, 1656, 1637, 1707, 1637, 1622, 1706 and 1622 are included under the topic Early Joyner History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Joyner Spelling Variations

The name, Joyner, occurred in many references, and from time to time, it was spelt Jenner, Joyner, Joiner, Junor, Junior, Genner, Ginner, Genower and many more.

Early Notables of the Joyner family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family name during their early history was David Jenner (died 1691), an English clergyman and controversialist, educated at Trinity College, Cambridge. "Afterwards he became a fellow of Sidney Sussex College, and took the degree of M.A. by royal mandate in 1662, and that of B.D., also by royal mandate, in 1668. He was installed in the prebend of Netherbury in the cathedral church of Salisbury 28 June 1676, and was instituted on 15 Oct. 1678 to the rectory of Great Warley, Essex, which he resigned in or about October 1687. He was likewise chaplain to the king. He...
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United States Joyner migration to the United States +

The New World beckoned settlers from the Scottish-English borders. They sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. Some called them, less romantically, the "coffin ships." Among the early settlers bearing the Joyner surname who came to North America were:

Joyner Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Jesope Joyner, aged 22, who landed in New England in 1635 [4]
  • Jo Joyner, aged 25, who arrived in Barbados in 1635 [4]
  • Ambrose Joyner, who landed in Virginia in 1637 [4]
  • Raphaell Joyner, who arrived in Virginia in 1639 [4]
  • Robert Joyner, who landed in Maryland in 1651 [4]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Joyner Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • William Joyner, who landed in Mississippi in 1798 [4]
Joyner Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Daniel Joyner, who landed in Texas in 1835 [4]

Australia Joyner migration to Australia +

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

Joyner Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Henry Joyner, English convict from Warwick, who was transported aboard the "Adelaide" on August 08, 1849, settling in Van Diemen's Land and Port Phillip, Australia [5]

Contemporary Notables of the name Joyner (post 1700) +

  • Simon Joyner (b. 1971), American singer-songwriter
  • Andrew Jackson "Jack" Joyner (1861-1943), American Thoroughbred horse racing Hall of Fame trainer
  • Alfredrick Alphonzo Joyner (b. 1960), American former athlete
  • Mario Joyner (b. 1961), American stand-up comedian
  • Lisa Marie Joyner (b. 1966), American entertainment reporter and television host
  • Joyzelle Joyner (1905-1980), American actress and dancer
  • Jacqueline "Jackie" Joyner (b. 1962), retired American athlete
  • Thomas "Tom" Joyner (b. 1949), American radio host
  • Edward Joyner, American college basketball coach
  • J. Curtis Joyner (b. 1948), United States federal judge
  • ... (Another 19 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Suggested Readings for the name Joyner +

  • 1128 Joiner-Joyner by Ransey Joiner, A Joyner in Every Corner by Walter Joe Moore.

  1. ^ Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges, A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8)
  2. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  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. ^ 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)
  5. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2014, November 17) Adelaide voyage to Van Diemen's Land and Port Phillip, Australia in 1849 with 303 passengers. Retrieved from on Facebook
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