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Joyse Family History

Joyse Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Joyce, Royse, Moyse, Jose, Boyse, Joye, Rose, House, Boyce, Fosse

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Where is the Joyse family from?

You can see how Joyse families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Joyse family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Joyse families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 15 Joyse families living in Indiana. This was about 52% of all the recorded Joyse's in USA. Indiana had the highest population of Joyse families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Joyse surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Joyse ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Joyse. 34% of Joyse men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Joyse women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Joyse were Mechanic and New Worker. .

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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
    34%
  • Clerk
    15%
  • Farmer
    15%
  • Mechanic
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    34%
  • Secretary
    23%
  • Teacher
    23%
  • New Worker
    23%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Joyse. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Joyse 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 183 immigration records available for the last name Joyse. 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 72 military records available for the last name Joyse. For the veterans among your Joyse ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Joyse lifespan?

Average Joyse life expectancy in 2001 was 81 years. This was higher than the general public life expectancy which was 74.

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