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Origin Of The Surname Joseph

Meaning Of The Surname Joseph

Descendant of Joseph

Interesting Facts About Joseph

Joseph is a patronymic surname which means it would have been given to pass down the name of the father of an important household. All members of the household would have taken on the name, often including people in the house outside of the direct family, such as servants. The first name Joseph is of Hebrew origin and because of this often families of the Surname Joseph are often of Jewish or Christian heritage.

Joseph Statistics

Joseph is the number 500 ranked surname in the United Kingdom. According to our statistics around 19,077 share the surname Joseph in the UK.

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