Joyce Name Origin, Meaning and Family History

Joyce Name Meaning: From the Breton personal name Iodoc, a diminutive of iudh ‘lord’.

The name was introduced by the Normans in the form of 'Josse'.'Iodoc' was the name of a Breton prince and saint,who's fame helped spread the name through Europe.

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Surname Distribution

Census frequency by county

Name Concentrations Within England and Wales

Joyce Surname Statistics

Top Professions for the Joyce family

Profession Census Frequency
Agricultural Labourer 112
Independent 62
Female Servant 57
Labourer 40
Farmer 30
Male Servant 19
Shoe Maker 13
Tailor 13
Carpenter 13
Baker 12
Gardener 10
Ag Lab 9
Dress Maker 8
Grocer 7
Slater 7
Mason 6
Publican 6
Blacksmith 6
Milliner 5
Pensioner 5
Servant 5
Butcher 5
Charwoman 5
Lighterman 5
Cloth Work 5

Joyce Surname Variants Ranking

Rank Surname Match Census Frequency
1 Joyce 100% 42,576
2 Joice 80% 4,430
3 Jayce 80% 225
4 Joyse 80% 182

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