"JOHNSON" Family name. Meaning: "son of JOHN", Language(s) of origin, English. The name JOHNSON is an English, Swedish, Scottish, and Irish name of Norman origin. The name itself derived from the given name JOHN, which came from Latin JOHANNES, which is derived through Greek 'Iwavvnc Ioannes, from Hebrew pni Yohanan meaning "Jehovah has favored". The name was extremely popular in Europe since the Christian era, as a result of it being giving to St. John the Baptist, St. John the Evangelist and nearly one thousand other Christian saints. JOHNSON is the tenth most common surname in the United Kingdom. In North America, the JOHNSON name is the second most common family name in the United States after SMITH.
It is up to us, the genealogy researchers, to tell the stories and keep the memories of our families alive so they will never be forgotten.
I dedicate this website to my Mom and Dad, whom I love and miss very much. Feel free to contact me for any info I may have, or any info you may like to add. There are family names A to Z, a small list of Sur names are: ADAMS / ALEXANDER / BALLARD / BOWMAN / CARTER / COPELAND / DOHERTY / EDMONSON / FIELDS / GEORGE / HAUSER /
IMBERI / JOHNSON / KUHL / LARY / MORGAN / MOORE / NICHOLSON / O'NEIL / PAXON / ROBERTS / SCHULTZ / SMITH / TANNER / TURNBOUGH / UPTEGROVE / VEACH / WATSON / WILDMAN / YOUNGER / ZEISS = There are many other names in our family tree.
Some of the sir names were changed do to loss of translation when coming to the new world (USA), others were changed to avoid persecution from the countries they were from. Such names as Bourchier
to Bouchier to Bowker then to Baker.
Another would be; Johnstown to Johnstone then Johnston then to Johnson. Another would be, Baughman to Bowman. Also, O'Leary to Lary.