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Joya Family History

Joya Name Meaning

Spanish: nickname from joya ‘piece of jewelry’ or a habitational name from any of several minor places called (La) Joya in southern Spain. Catalan: nickname from joia ‘joy’.

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

Similar surnames: Joa, Moya, Noya, Joye, Goya, Juba, Dona, Goy, Boda, Joel

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Where is the Joya family from?

You can see how Joya families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Joya family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Joya families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 7 Joya families living in Missouri. This was about 70% of all the recorded Joya's in USA. Missouri had the highest population of Joya families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Joya surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Joya ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Joya. 48% of Joya men worked as a Laborer and 100% of Joya women worked as a Stenographer. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
  • Truck Driver
  • Farmer
  • Electrician

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Joya. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Joya census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 510 immigration records available for the last name Joya. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 73 military records available for the last name Joya. For the veterans among your Joya ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Joya lifespan?

Between 1965 and 2004, in the United States, Joya life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2000, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Joya in 1965 was 41, and 64 in 2004.

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