Johnston Name Origin, Meaning and Family History

Johnston Name Meaning: This is a habitational name,possibly from a place in 'Dumfriesshire' called 'Annandale'.From the personal name 'John' + toun 'settlement'.

The name is of Scottish origin.The founder of the family withholding the surname 'Jonis' is believed to have followed & obeyed his rulers,therefore being granted the lands of which he gave his name.

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Surname Distribution

Census frequency by county

Name Concentrations Within England and Wales

Johnston Surname Statistics

Top Professions for the Johnston family

Profession Census Frequency
Female Servant 148
Agricultural Labourer 121
Independent 120
Labourer 53
Farmer 43
Male Servant 38
Joiner 26
Tailor 26
Shoe Maker 24
Weaver 22
Pupil 19
Coal Miner 18
Draper 18
Dress Maker 17
Cotton Weaver 15
Fisherman 15
Blacksmith 14
Mariner 14
Independant 12
Clerk 12
Soldier 12
Grocer 11
Pauper 10
Stone Mason 10
Lab 10

Johnston Surname Variants Ranking

Rank Surname Match Census Frequency
1 Johnston 100% 61,774
2 Johnstone 89% 27,456
3 Jonston 88% 523

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