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Joyce Family History

Joyce Name Meaning
English and Irish: from the Breton personal name Iodoc, a diminutive of iudh ‘lord’, introduced by the Normans in the form Josse. Iodoc was the name of a Breton prince and saint, the brother of Iudicael (see Jewell), whose fame helped to spread the name through France and western Europe and, after the Norman Conquest, England as well. The name was occasionally borne also by women in the Middle Ages, but was predominantly a male name, by contrast with the present usage.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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Name Distribution of Joyce Families

  • Number of Joyce families
     390 - 778
     131 - 389
     1 - 130
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Joyce families
     700 - 1,398
     234 - 699
     1 - 233
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Joyce families
     73 - 144
     25 - 72
     1 - 24
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Joyce Family Origin

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Joyce Immigration Information

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Joyce Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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