Joyce Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Joyce Family History

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 or Clan is a collective term describing a group of persons whose immediate ancestors had a common surname and all inhabited the same lands.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the Joyce Coat of Arms

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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