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
Scholar 344
Agricultural Labourer 138
Labourer 83
Servant 51
House Servant 49
Farm Labourer 28
At Home 26
Laundress 24
Dress Maker 22
Tailor 20
Lace Maker 17
Carpenter 17
Shoe Maker 15
Annuitant 14
House Keeper 11
Ag Labourer 10
Errand Boy 9
General Servant 9
Cook 9
Hawker 9
Porter 9
Tailoress 8
Blacksmith 7
Baker 7
No Occupation 7

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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