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Where did the English Joynt family come from? What is the English Joynt family crest and coat of arms? When did the Joynt family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Joynt family history?The distinguished surname Joynt 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.
Although the name, Joynt, appeared in many references, from time to time, the surname was shown with the spellings Jenner, Joyner, Joiner, Junor, Junior, Genner, Ginner, Genower and many more.
First found in 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. 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.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Joynt research. Another 317 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1296, 1452, 1750, 1691, 1637 and 1707 are included under the topic Early Joynt History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 63 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Joynt Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Gradually becoming disenchanted with life in Ireland many of these uprooted families sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. These overcrowded ships often arrived with only 60 to 70% of their original passenger list, many dying of cholera, typhoid, dysentery or small pox. In North America, some of the first immigrants who could be considered kinsmen of the Joynt family name Joynt, or who bore a variation of the surname were
Joynt Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Joynt Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
Joynt Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
Joynt Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
Joynt Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
Joynt Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
The Joynt Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Joynt 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.
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