Joshi is one of the most common Brahmin surname.
Joshi is one of the common surnames in the northern ad southern areas of Karnataka, which is derived from the same meaning as given. This is a common surname in case of havyaka brahmins, shivalli brahmins and gowda saraswat brahmins. Basically it means "one who practices jyotishya shastra or astrology as a profession".
also pronounced as Joyisa, Joisa
eg: Justice Rama Joisa, or a famous movie Jatakaratna Gunda joyisa.
Joshi/ जोशी is one of the common surnames in the areas of Rajasthan. A Joshi in rajasthan is a Hindu Brahmin of astrology profession. If we put the various communities in alphabetical order then Dadheech Brahmins, Gauda Brahmins, Khandelwal, Pareek Brahmins, Pushkarna Brahmins, Gurjar Goad Brahmins, Srimali, etc., can be Joshi in Rajasthan.
Joshi is a common Brahmin name in Gujarat.
In Maharashtra - जोशी may be either Chitpavan, Kokanastha, Karhade, or Deshastha. the Marathi populated Deccan, have the name ज़ोशी (dental J) as opposed to जोशी in rest of India and Nepal, however, it's the same surname.
There are many communities in the Punjab region of India that hold the caste Joshi as a surname. In Patiala are many Joshi Families; all of them are fruits of single tree. Like Durvish Joshi S/o Rajnish Joshi S/o Ashok Joshi S/o Manohar Lal Joshi S/o Amir Chand Joshi.
Vill Kothi near Mahilpur Disst Hoshiarpur ,punjab is one of the major village of joshi,s with having nearly 100 members of joshi family and Vill kothi near dasuya,Disst hoshiarpur ,punjab is other important village of Joshi surname having people
Joshi's are in Uttar Pradesh too. They are living there from a very long time. They are Brahmins. In Uttar Pradesh Joshi's live in mainly Kanpur, Lucknow, Allahabad, Agra, Hamirpur & Banaras.
Joshi's are Hindus. Very few in numbers in this Region.
Joshi live in various villages of District Sirsa, Fatehabad, Hissar. Machhroli (Rohtak) are fully Pareek village.
There are completely 600 pareek family in Sirsa,Fatehabad and Hissar.