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Joyce households in mid-19th century Ireland

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Joyce households in each county in the Primary Valuation property survey of 1847-64.


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Antrim 1 Armagh 17
Belfast city 5 Carlow 32
Clare 11 Cork 73
Cork city 22 Derry 2
Donegal 5 Down 13
Dublin 8 Dublin city 4
Fermanagh 4 Galway 476
Kerry 9 Kildare 2
Kilkenny 37 Laois 4
Limerick 23 Limerick city 1
Longford 2 Louth 1
Mayo 273 Offaly 3
Roscommon 5 Sligo 1
Tipperary 24 Tyrone 3
Waterford 13 Westmeath 7
Wexford 18 Wicklow 3

SURNAME DICTIONARY/ SLOINNTE NA h-EIREANN

Joyce: Very numerous: all areas, especially Connacht. Ir. Seoigh(e). A Welshman established the family in Iar-Chonnacht in 13 cent in an area called "Joyces' Country". They also became one of the "Tribes of Galway". The name may originate in the Breton Josse or the Norman Joie. IF & DOS.
Seoighe: Joyce: líonmhar: go forleathan, i gConnachta go sonrach. Tá an leagan Joy sa Mhumhain. Chuir Breatnach faoi i gConamara sa 13 céad agus tháinig "Dúiche Sheoigheach" ann dá bharr. Sloinne A-Normannach de ghnáth ón ainm Joie, ach is cosúil go mbaineann cuid acu leis an ainm Briotánach Josse. Tá Muintir Seoighe iomráiteach i gcursaí cultúrtha agus tá Gaeil faoi chomaoin ag P.W. Joyce (1827-1914) a dhein cur síos luachmhar ar log-ainmneacha na tíre.
Seoighe: rare: Galway etc. Ir.Lang. See Joyce.

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Variants and total numbers.
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SURNAME
TOTAL
Joice 12
Joyce 1102


Recorded variants listed in other sources.
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SURNAME
Joass
Joce
Jois
Joyes
Joys
Joyse
Seoigh
Seoighe
Seough


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