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
Scholar 623
House Servant 134
Agricultural Labourer 126
At Home 94
Copper Miner 82
Farm Labourer 80
Tin Miner 70
Labourer 57
Servant 52
Miner 51
Dress Maker 48
Annuitant 35
Farm Servant 32
Laundress 31
Blacksmith 30
Tailor 27
General Servant 27
House Keeper 22
Shoe Maker 22
Tin Dresser 22
Gardener 21
Fisher Man 21
Mariner 21
Carpenter 19
Pauper 19

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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