Johns Name Origin, Meaning and Family History

Johns Name Meaning: Originates from the popular forename John which is taken from the Hebrew name 'Yochanan' meaning 'Jehovah has favoured'. Johns meaning 'son of John'.

An extremley popular forename and surname, Johns being a varient of John. May have been taken from a parents forename and used as a surname. May have also been taken as a name from a number of Saints, for example John the Baptist.

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Surname Distribution

Census frequency by county

Name Concentrations Within England and Wales

Johns Surname Statistics

Top Professions for the Johns family

Profession Census Frequency
Female Servant 175
Agricultural Labourer 168
Independent 116
Farmer 74
Male Servant 68
Labourer 64
Copper Miner 60
Tin Miner 55
Miner 41
Carpenter 38
Ag Labourer 33
Shoe Maker 33
Tailor 25
Blacksmith 25
Dress Maker 22
Mariner 18
Independant 17
Fisherman 17
Apprentice 15
Miner Copper 14
Smith 12
Grocer 12
Mason 12
Pauper 11
Servant 10

Johns Surname Variants Ranking

Rank Surname Match Census Frequency
1 Johns 100% 59,223
2 Jons 80% 2,157
3 Johnes 83% 1,110

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The surname Johns is the most popular version of all its varients

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