joachim

Last name origins & meanings:

  1. German, French, and English: from the Hebrew personal name Yoyakim ‘God has granted (a son)’, which occurs in the Bible (Nehemiah 12:10) and was also borne, according to medieval legend, by the father of the Virgin Mary.
  2. A bearer of the name from the Dordogne region of France who arrived in Canada in 1665 is documented in Trois Rivières, Quebec, in 1679, with the secondary surname Laverdure.
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