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
Tailor 68
Living On Own Means 43
Cigar Maker 28
Coal Miner Hewer 27
General Labourer 25
Tailoress 24
Dress Maker 22
Farmer 22
Domestic Servant 17
General Servant Domestic 14
Scholar 14
At School 12
Draper Assistant 11
Coal Hewer 11
Cabinet Maker 10
Milliner 10
Tailor Machinist 9
Seas 8
Commercial Clerk 7
General Dealer 7
School 7
Blacksmith 7
Coal Miner C Hewer 7
House Maid Domestic 6
Farmers Son 6

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