Joyce Montague in the US

  1. #1,598,334 Joyce Mcnabb
  2. #1,598,335 Joyce Medlock
  3. #1,598,336 Joyce Mitchem
  4. #1,598,337 Joyce Moe
  5. #1,598,338 Joyce Montague
  6. #1,598,339 Joyce Nelsen
  7. #1,598,340 Joyce Nickelson
  8. #1,598,341 Joyce Noland
  9. #1,598,342 Joyce Nutt
people in the U.S. have this name View Joyce Montague on Whitepages Raquote 8eaf5625ec32ed20c5da940ab047b4716c67167dcd9a0f5bb5d4f458b009bf3b

Meaning & Origins

Apparently from the Norman male name Josce (Middle English Josse), which in turn is from Jodocus, a Latinized form of a Breton name, Iodoc, meaning ‘lord’, borne by a 7th-century Breton saint. The name was in use in England among Breton followers of William the Conqueror. However, although this was fairly common as a male given name in the Middle Ages, it had virtually died out by the 14th century. There is evidence of its use as a girl's name from the 16th century onwards in parishes with strong Puritan links, which suggests that it may have been associated with the vocabulary word joy; see Joy. It was strongly revived in the 19th century under the influence of popular fiction. It is borne by characters in Mrs Henry Wood's East Lynne (1861) and Edna Lyall's In the Golden Days (1885). Modern use may well have been influenced also by the common Irish surname derived from the medieval Norman male name. See also Joss.
98th in the U.S.
English (of Norman origin): habitational name from a place La Manche in France, so named from Old French mont ‘hill’ (see Mont 1) + agu ‘pointed’ (Latin acutus, from acus ‘needle’, ‘point’).
3,041st in the U.S.

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