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Joa Family History

Joa Surname Meaning

Hispanic (mainly Dominican Republic): unexplained. German: from the Biblical name Joas from Hebrew Jehoash ‘Yahweh has given’. This surname is found mainly in the northwestern part of Bavaria and in Rhineland-Palatinate. Norwegian: habitational name from the farm name Joa in Rogaland from Old Norse rjóthr ‘clearing grassland in a forest’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Hoy, Job, Joh, Noa, Jo, Joya, Goy, Joy, Jud, Rom

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Where is the Joa family from?

You can see how Joa families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Joa family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Joa families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 6 Joa families living in London. This was about 38% of all the recorded Joa's in United Kingdom. London and 1 other county had the highest population of Joa families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Joa surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Joa ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Joa. 100% of Joa women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    100%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Joa. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Joa census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Joa. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Joa. For the veterans among your Joa ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Joa lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Joa life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Joa in 1962 was 66, and 80 in 2004.

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