When Mary Ann Joy was born in 1805, in Frederick, Frederick, Maryland, United States, her father, John C. Joy, was 35 and her mother, Elizabeth C. Smith, was 35.
English: from Joie, a French female personal name or occasionally from its male equivalent, given especially since the Reformation as an omen or well-wishing name. In some cases the name may also be a nickname for a person of a cheerful disposition, from Middle English joie ‘joy’.
History: Thomas Joy (c. 1610–78), an architect and builder born probably in Hingham, Norfolk, England, appears in land records in Boston, MA, in 1636. He had a considerable influence on Boston architecture.
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