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Joshua Name Meaning

Jewish and Gentile (from northern Europe to South India): from the Biblical name, Hebrew Yehoshuah, meaning ‘may Jehovah help him’. It was borne by the Israelite leader who took command of the children of Israel after the death of Moses and led them to take possession of the promised land. In Britain this was a popular name among Nonconformists from the 17th century onward; as a result, it is a typically Welsh surname, since Welsh surnames were comparatively late in formation. It is also used as a personal name among Christians in India, and in the U.S. has come to be used as a family name among families from southern India.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Koshy, Jesus, Jost, Posa, Jessup, Osada, Gosha, Osuna, Kosa, Yoshida

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Joshua Family Origin

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Joshua Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    13%
  • Annuitant

    6%
  • Coal Miner

    4%
  • Iron Worker

    4%

In 1881, the most common Joshua occupation in the UK was Farmer. 13% of Joshua's were Farmers. Farmer, Annuitant and Coal Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Joshua. A less common occupation for the Joshua family was Iron Worker.

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Joshua Historical Records

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