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Joyner Name Study

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Surnames/tags: Joyner Joiner
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About the Project

The Joyner Name Study project serves as a collaborative platform to collect information on the Joyner name. The hope is that other researchers like you will join the study to help make it a valuable reference point for other genealogists who are researching or have an interest in the Joyner name.

As a One Name Study, this project is not limited to persons who are related biologically. Individual studies can be used to branch out the research into specific methods and areas of interest, such as geographically (England Joyners), by time period (18th Century Joyners), or by topic (Joyner DNA, Joyner Occupations, Joyner Statistics). These studies may also include a number of family branches which have no immediate link with each other. Some researchers may even be motivated to go beyond the profile identification and research stage to compile fully sourced, single-family histories of some of the families they discover through this name study project.

Also see the related surnames and surname variants.

How to Join

To join the Joyner Name Study, first start out by browsing our current research pages to see if there is a specific study ongoing that fits your interests. If so, feel free to add your name to the Membership list below, post an introduction comment on the specific team page, and then dive right in!

If a research page does not yet exist for your particular area of interest, please contact the Name Study Coordinator: Veni Joyner for assistance.

... ... ... is a member of the Joyner Name Study Project.

Once you are ready to go, you can also show your project affiliation with the ONS Member Sticker:


Research Pages

Here are some of the current research pages included in the study. We'll be working on them, and could use your help!


Related Surnames and Surname Variants

The Joyner Name Study includes the surname JOINER as they have been at times interchangable.

The surname Joyner or variation Joiner are an occupation linked surname and so likely are not a single family origin - but which families are related? The name isn't so common that such a project is over whelming.

  • Wanted Y-DNA test results from Joyner surnamed males

Task List

The Joyner Name Study is currently working on Wikitree Challenges and contributing into 3 major Joyner category areas

... ... ... participated with Joyner Joiners during the 2020 Connect-a-Thon, and added 246 Joyner connections.The Joyner Joiners Team on 246 connected profiles was Top 5 by Team Average
... ... ... participated in the 2020 Source-a-Thon, adding sources to 8 Joyner previously unsourced profiles.
Friday Date Night
I found a date for 5 Joyner profiles during Friday Date Night!
  • Challenge action
    1. Joyner Joiners team entry into Connect-a-Thon challenge 2020
    2. Source-a-Thon challenge 2020
    3. spending time on unDated Joyner Joiner profiles 2020

to enable easy identification of distinct family lines, to identify and check against potential sources of Joyner /Joiner genealogical records, and to identify particular profiles and family lines that need to be worked on.

In broader terms, the Key Objectives of the Joyner Name Study, are to:-

  • Achieve greater accuracy for the Joyner/Joiner genealogy and
  • Make Joyner/Joiner genealogy more transparent and accessible

and we will attempt to do this by:-

  • Reviewing and updating all existing Joyner/Joiner profiles (annually if possible),
  • Identifying Joyner clans and increase their length, depth and width,
  • Attempting to connect unconnected profiles to their Joyner clan, and
  • Identifying and promoting Joyner/Joiner profiles that have interesting biographies.

See Joyner Name Study Statistics Page.

My motivation

I've had an interest in how Joyner/Joiner surnamed families do or do not link up so I've taken the plunge and started a Joyner/Joiner surname study here on wikitree. My personal priorities are focused by the order of these geographic boundaries:-

  • Queensland
  • England (including London, Hampshire, Dorset, and Kent)
  • Australia and
  • United States of America.

My home state of Queensland has 3 longstanding but distinct Joyner family lines which each migrated here from different points of England. Descendants of those first Joyner immigrants have then spread around Australia. My Dorset Joyner ancestors may be related to the Bere Regis, Dorset ancestors of a signficant USA Joyner family line. You may be focused on these or other geographic locations but your contributions may find links to Joyner/Joiner families all over the world.


On Wikitree

Non Wikitree

  • House of Names: Crests, Coat of Arms, Name History and notables joyner / joiner
  • Burke's General Armory (as available on the Internet Archive) Joyner
  • British Surnames: Origins, Related names, Distribution Map, Stats, and 1881 Census Joyner / Joiner
  • Internet Surname Dababase: Joyner / Joiner
  • The Peerage: genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain Joyner / Joiner
  • Wikipedia entries for people with the surname Joyner / Joiner
  • Ancestry.com origins of surname Joyner / Joiner

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In this 1917 news paper letter Colin Joyner, 11 year old of Calliope, provides details on himself, his father and a cousin who was wounded at Gallipoli. [1]
posted by Anonymous Phillips
Thank you for posting this information. I have posted it on Colin's profile https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Joyner-1037
posted by Veni Joyner
I have also posted relevant details to his father's profile https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Joyner-1029.

As for the cousin wounded at Gallipoli, I have not got a potential candidate as to who it was. It may be a cousin on Colin's mother's side which has not been added to wikitree.

posted by Veni Joyner
Here is the Obituary for Roland Joyner with info on his birth on a ship and saddlery [1] and Roland replying on behalf of wounded Sergent A Graham [2] . Here is the link between the Graham and Joyner surnames [3]
posted by Anonymous Phillips
edited by Anonymous Phillips
I have a Joyner surname, from Calliope/Gladstone QLD Australia, that is a sister of someone on my family tree and possibly born in 1870-80s. Her name is Rose L Joyner (nee Gunzler) . Her mother is https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Paulson-992 and father https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Gunzler-11 who owned the Commodilly and Black Gate properties on the bank of the Calliope river near Gladstone. The only record I have of her is a legal document regarding sister Martha that says "the patients known relatives are her four sisters Rose L. Joyner, Kathrina M Pitt, Jessie E Gunzler, and E.M Anderson".
posted by Anonymous Phillips
Thank you for message. I had already created a profile for Rose, but I hadn't taken it any further. So now I have attached her to her parents.
posted by Veni Joyner