Joy Name Meaning

English: nickname for a person of a cheerful disposition, from Middle English, Old French joie, joye. In some cases it may derive from a personal name (normally borne by women) of this origin, which was in sporadic use during the Middle Ages.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Toy, Job, Jay, Coy, Roy, Hoy, Foy, Bay, Goy, Moy

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Joy Family Origin

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Joy Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    13%
  • Cooper

    11%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Fisherman

    6%

In 1881, the most common Joy occupation in Canada was Farmer. 13% of Joy's were Farmers. Farmer, Cooper and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Joy. A less common occupation for the Joy family was Fisherman.

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United States

Between 1940 and 2004, Joy life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Joy in 1940 was 66, and 81 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Joy

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