Joseph Name Origin, Meaning and Family History

Joseph Name Meaning: Originates from the Hebrew name meaning 'God may add' or 'The Lord will add'.

A biblical name introduced by the Crusaders which became popular in the Norman times. Also the name of the Virgin Mary's husband in the New Tesyament.

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Surname Distribution

Census frequency by county

Name Concentrations Within England and Wales

Joseph Surname Statistics

Top Professions for the Joseph family

Profession Census Frequency
Agricultural Labourer 79
Independent 64
Female Servant 47
Male Servant 37
Labourer 36
Farmer 27
Collier 20
Mason 20
General Dealer 18
Merchant 17
Carpenter 16
Clerk 13
Shoe Maker 13
Butcher 10
Blacksmith 10
Tailor 9
Pauper 9
Dealer 9
Shipwright 8
Pitman 8
Chemist 7
Mariner 7
Miner 6
Silver Platter 6
Hatter 5

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