Johnson Family History & Genealogy

Find Johnson records

Find birth, death, marriage, military, and other Johnson records at Ancestry.com.

Search for Johnson records

Latest Johnson photos

These photos were uploaded by members of the Johnson community on AncientFaces.

Johnson Surname History

The family history of the Johnson last name is maintained by the AncientFaces community. Join the community by adding to to this genealogy of the Johnson:

  • Johnson family history
  • Johnson last name meaning & etymology
  • Johnson spelling & pronunciation
  • genealogy and family tree

Edit this page

Johnson Country of Origin, Nationality, & Ethnicity

Bernt M. Johnson; Born in Norway 17 May 1849, his parents John and Kari Nielsen

Johnson Meaning & Etymology

No one has submitted information on Johnson meaning and etymology. Add to this section

No content has been submitted about the meaning of Johnson. The following is speculative information about Johnson. You can submit your information by clicking Edit.

The meaning of Johnson come may come from a trade, such as the name "Brewster" which refers to a female brewer. Some of these craft-based last names can be a profession in a different language. For this reason it is good to understand the country of origin of a name, and the languages spoken by its early ancestors. Many western names like Johnson originate from religious texts like the Quran, the Bhagavadgītā, the Bible, and so on. Often these surnames are shortened versions of a religious expression such as "Favored of God".

Johnson Pronunciation & Spelling Variations

No one has added information on Johnson spellings or pronunciations. Add to this section

No content has been submitted about alternate spellings of Johnson. The following is speculative information about Johnson. You can submit your information by clicking Edit.

Researching misspellings and alternate spellings of the Johnson name are important to understanding the history of the name. In the past, when few people knew how to write, names such as Johnson were transcribed based on their pronunciation when people's names were written in official records. This could have given rise misspellings of Johnson. Names like Johnson transform in spelling and pronunciation as they travel across communities, family unions, and languages over generations.

Last names similar to Johnson

Johnson 1, Johnson 1", Johnson 1st, Johnson 2, Johnson 2", Johnson 2d, Johnson 2nd, Johnson7, Johnsona, Johnsonaaron, Johnsonadam, Johnsonadams, Johnson-adams, Johnsonadrian, Johnsonadrick, Johnson-aker, Johnson-akili, Johnsonalan, Johnsonalbert, Johnsonalex

Johnson Family Tree

Find Johnson records

Find birth, death, marriage, military, and other Johnson records at Ancestry.com.

Search for Johnson records

Here are a few of the Johnson genealogies shared by AncientFaces users. Click here to see more Johnsons

Famous People named Johnson

No has submitted any famous Johnsons yet. Click here to add your own.