The Irish surname McJoynt is originally a Huguenot name, from the Old French word "joint" meaning "united," or "joined."
Early Origins of the McJoynt family
The surname McJoynt was first found in counties Limerick
and Mayo. Most of the Huguenots arrived in Ireland
, 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 McJoynt family
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Early Notables of the McJoynt family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the McJoynt family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
McJoynt Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- James McJoynt, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1851 CITATION[CLOSE]
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)
The McJoynt 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