The name ‘Joseph’ originates from England, France, and Israel. It is derived from the Hebrew male given name ‘Yosef’ which means, “may He God add another son”. In medieval Europe this name was borne frequently, but by no means exclusively, by Jews. In the Book of Genesis Joseph is the favourite son of Jacob, who is sold who is sold in to slavery by his brothers but rises to become a leading minister in Egypt (genesis 37-50), in the New Testament Joseph is the husband of the Virgin Mary. Compiled information from Historical and Private archive’s has confirmed that the surname ‘Joseph’ and or it’s variant’s, dates as far back as the 13th century were a ‘Galian relict Joseph’, from the county of Oxfordshire, England, is recorded on the Hundred Rolls in 1273. Information extracted from Public and Civil registry archive’s has not definitely determined the exact period of settlement in North America but it is believed that settlers of the surname ‘Joseph’ arrived soon after the beginning of the great migration in… Coat of arms: Per chevron azure a…
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