Joy Family History
Joy Surname History
This page is a hub for a detailed history of the Joy family name, Joy origins, and stories of people with the Joy name. The Joy family is an old heredity that has spread all across the world for many generations, and as the name Joy has migrated, it has changed making its origin challenging to piece together. Joy family history has a rich and complex origin of which the particulars have been accumulated over the years by Joy family researchers.
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The evolution of Joy begins with it's early ancestors. Even in the earliest days of a name there are variations in that single name simply because surnames were infrequently written down back when few people could write.
It was common for a last name to change as it enters a new country or language. Joy family members have migrated around different countries all throughout history. As families, tribes, and clans moved between countries and languages, the Joy name may have changed with them.
Joy country of origin
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The nationality of Joy may be very difficult to determine because country boundaries change over time, leaving the nation of origin indeterminate. The original ethnicity of Joy may be in dispute as result of whether the surname came in to being organically and independently in various locales; for example, in the case of surnames that are based on a profession, which can crop up in multiple regions independently (such as the family name "Gardener" which was given to people of that profession).
Meaning of the last name Joy
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The meaning of Joy come may come from a craft, such as the name "Archer" which was given to people who were bowmen. A lot of these trade-based family names might be a profession in another language. For this reason it is good to understand the country of origin of a name, and the languages used by its ancestors. Many western names like Joy originate from religious texts like the Bhagavadgītā, the Bible, the Quran, and so forth. Often these family names relate to a religious sentiment such as "Lamb of God".
- Enoch Joy 1740 - ?
- Athanatius Joy 1745 - ?
- Edwin Joy 1883 - ?
- Ann Stone Joy 1699 - 1747
- Eliza Sarah Joy 1856 - ?
- Chester C Joy 1878 - ?
- Hazel Joy Gordy 1955 - present
- Sarah Joy 1685 - ?
- Sarah B. Joy
- Charles Joy 1686 - 1779
- Lester D Joy 1875 - ?
- Elizabeth Spencer Joy 1633 - 1718
- Benjamin F Joy 1852 - ?
- John Joy 1737 - ?
- Peter 1665-1740 Joy, Jr. 1665 - 1740
- Wilma Joy Martin
- Ann JOY Joy 1741 - ?
- Ira M Joy 1884 - ?
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Famous people named Joy
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Nationality and Ethnicity of Joy
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We do not have a record of the primary ethnicity of the name Joy. Many surnames travel around the world throughout the ages, making their original nationality and ethnicity difficult to trace.
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Fun facts about the Joy family
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Joy spelling variations
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In the past, when few people knew how to write, names such as Joy were transcribed based on how they sounded when people's names were recorded in court, church, and government records. This could have resulted in misspellings of Joy. Last names like Joy change in how they're spelled as they travel across communities, family branches, and countries over time. Understanding misspellings and spelling variations of the Joy last name are important to understanding the etymology of the name.