If you are conducting some Joyce family history research then you can view the Joyce coat of arms and the name meaning and origin of the name as well as the meaning of symbols below. This is a great place to start when tracing your genealogy and Joyce surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'
The name Joyce in Ireland
was brought to the country
by the Norman settler of Welsh
origin, Thomas de Jorse.
Counties Galway and Mayo
are home to the majority of
descendants of this Clan who
became known as one of the
'Tribes of Galway'.
A Sept is an ancient form of a Clan and is a group of people whose ancestors all bore the same surname and inhabited the same locality.
|Argent/White or Silver||Denotes Peace and Sincerity.|
|Ermine||Associated with the robes and crowns of Royal and Noble Personages|
|Gules/Red||'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.|
|The Fess||Denotes a Military Belt or Girdle of Honour|
|Eagle||Symbol of Power and Strength|
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