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Johnson Name Meaning

English and Scottish: patronymic from the personal name John. As an American family name, Johnson has absorbed patronymics and many other derivatives of this name in continental European languages. (For forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988.)

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Johnston, Johnsen, Jonson, Jackson, Janson, Johansen, Jonsson, Ohlson

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Johnson Family Origin

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Johnson Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    4%
  • Farmer

    4%
  • Coal Miner

    3%
  • Labourer

    3%

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Farmer and Coal Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Johnson. A less common occupation for the Johnson family was Labourer. The most common Johnson occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 4% of Johnson's were Agricultural Labourers.

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Johnson Historical Records

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Johnson Life Expectancy

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Famous Johnson Family

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James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)

Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
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