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Joe Family History

Joe Surname Meaning

English and Scottish: from a short form of the personal name Joseph . Native American (e.g. Navajo): adoption of the English personal name Joe (short form of Joseph ) as a surname. Korean: variant of Cho Chinese: variant of Cho .

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

Similar surnames: Jue, Roe, Jo, Jose, Yoe, Jou, Joo, Jee, Joh, Jobe

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Where is the Joe family from?

You can see how Joe families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Joe family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Joe families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 58 Joe families living in London. This was about 29% of all the recorded Joe's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Joe families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Joe surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Joe ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Joe. 82% of Joe 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
  • Incapacitated
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Census Records

There are 33,000 census records available for the last name Joe. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Joe 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 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Joe. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Joe. For the veterans among your Joe ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Joe lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Joe life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Joe in 1944 was 33, and 66 in 2004.

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