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Meaning and Origin of: Joly

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First name origins & meanings:

  • French : Pretty

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Last name origin & meaning:

  • French : variant spelling of Jolly.
  • A bearer of the surname Joly from Brittany, France, is documented in Quebec City in 1670. Another, from Flanders, is documented in Quebec City in 1673 with the secondary surname Delbec. A third line, of Norman origin, is recorded in Montreal in 1681; and another, of unknown origin, is documented in Sorel, Canada, in 1698 with the secondary surname <xref>Laforest</xref>.