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Origins of the Joyce surname

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About the Joyces

We have a total number of 119491 records for people with the last name Joyce.

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Alternative variations of the name Joyce

Joyce, Joy, Joyes, Joys, Joice

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Where do most Joyces live?

In 1921, most Joyces lived in London.

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Interesting facts about Joyces

How common is your surname?

485th most common surname in the UK

We have 73,700 records for the Joyce surname. The oldest one dates back to 1538.

Who were Joyces most likely to marry?




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What are the most common Joyce first names?

  • John
  • Thomas
  • Mary
  • Margaret

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Common jobs for Joyces

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Joyces in 1921




Domestic Servant


General Servant Domestic




Common Male occupations for Joyces in 1921
General Labourer


Agricultural Labourer


Farm Labourer


Coal Miner




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