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


Similar surnames: Boyce, Royce, Noyce, Voyce, Ponce, Coyne, Toye, Boye, Jayne, Jobe

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In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Joyce. The most common Joyce occupation in the USA was Farmer. 23% of Joyce's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Joyce family was Carpenter.

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  • Farmer

    23%
  • Laborer

    15%
  • Keeping House

    9%
  • Carpenter

    2%

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Between 1940 and 2004, Joyce life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Joyce in 1940 was 38, and 76 in 2004.

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