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
Scholar 171
Labourer 44
At Home 41
House Servant 35
Collier 25
Dress Maker 23
Agricultural Labourer 22
General Dealer 21
Farm Labourer 18
Coal Miner 17
Servant 13
Tailor 13
General Servant 12
Wife Of Above 12
Mason 12
Pauper 11
Annuitant 11
Laundress 11
Scholar At Home 11
Carpenter 10
Shoe Maker 8
Mariner 8
Farm Servant 7
House Keeper 7
Son 7

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