Joynt History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Irish surname Joynt is originally a Huguenot name, from the Old French word "joint" meaning "united," or "joined."

Early Origins of the Joynt family

The surname Joynt was first found in counties Limerick and Mayo. Most of the Huguenots arrived in Ireland via England, but there were five Huguenot regiments recruited directly from Holland by English King William of Orange, in his fight against the Irish forces of the deposed James II in 1690. Following William's victory at Boyne, most of these Huguenots settled in Ireland.

Early History of the Joynt family

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Joynt Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Joynt, Joint, McJoynt and others.

Early Notables of the Joynt family (pre 1700)

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United States Joynt migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Joynt Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Thomas P. Joynt, aged 45, who landed in America, in 1894
Joynt Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Mary Joynt, aged 17, who landed in America from Ballycastle, in 1902
  • William Joynt, aged 30, who immigrated to the United States from Liverpool, in 1903
  • Charles A. Joynt, aged 44, who settled in America from Cork, in 1903
  • Charles A. Joynt, aged 49, who landed in America from Belfast, in 1905
  • Lily Joynt, who landed in America, in 1906
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canada Joynt migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Joynt Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Christopher Joynt, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1841
  • Miss. Mary Joynt, aged 1 who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "Lady Milton" departing 5th May 1847 from Liverpool, England; the ship arrived on 26th June 1847 but she died on board [1]
  • John and his wife Johanna Joynt, who emigrated from Limerick, Ireland to Quebec City, Canada in 1850
  • Robert Joynt (1817-1894), who emigrated from County Mayo, Ireland to Lambton, Ontario, Canada c. in 1870s
Joynt Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
  • John Joynt, aged 51, who immigrated to Lucknow, Canada, in 1908

Australia Joynt migration to Australia +

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

Joynt Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Catherine Joynt, aged 19, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Aliquis"
  • Mary Joynt, aged 25, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Aliquis"

New Zealand Joynt migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Joynt Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Isabella Joynt, aged 23, a dressmaker, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rangitikei" in 1884
  • Sarah Joynt, aged 21, a dressmaker, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rangitikei" in 1884

Contemporary Notables of the name Joynt (post 1700) +

  • Paul Joynt (1954-2001), American actor, known for his roles in One Life to Live (1968) and Torch Song Trilogy (1988)
  • R. J. Joynt, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Iowa convention to ratify 21st amendment from Plymouth County, 1933; Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Iowa, 1948 [2]
  • John W. Joynt (b. 1899), American Democrat politician, Circuit Judge in Missouri 8th Circuit, 1935-40; Member of Missouri State Senate 2nd District, 1955-66; Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1956 [2]
  • Rachel Joynt (b. 1966), Irish sculptor from County Kerry
  • Robert L. Joynt (1845-1898), Canadian merchant and Conservative politician in Ontario who represented Grenville in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1898 to 1904
  • William Donovan Joynt VC (1887-1986), Australian Army lieutenant, recipient of the Victoria Cross, for deeds during the First World War
  • Chris Joynt (b. 1971), English rugby league player


The Joynt 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: Nec Degenero
Motto Translation: I do not degenerate


  1. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 81)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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