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Johnson Country of Origin, Nationality, & Ethnicity

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The nationality of Johnson is often difficult to determine because country boundaries change over time, leaving the original nationality indeterminate. The original ethnicity of Johnson may be difficult to determine based on whether the surname came in to being naturally and independently in multiple locales; e.g. in the case of names that come from a profession, which can appear in multiple regions independently (such as the name "Carpenter" which was given to woodworkers).

Johnson Meaning & Etymology

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The meaning of Johnson come may come from a craft, such as the name "Brewster" which refers to a female brewer. Some of these trade-based last names might be a profession in another language. This is why it is essential to know the ethnicity of a name, and the languages spoken by its ancestors. Many western names like Johnson are inspired by religious texts like the Quran, the Bhagavadgītā, the Bible, and so on. In many cases these family names relate to a religious phrase such as "Worthy of praise".

Johnson Pronunciation & Spelling Variations

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Understanding misspellings and alternate spellings of the Johnson family 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 transliterated based on how they were heard by a scribe when people's names were written in official records. This could have resulted in misspellings of Johnson. Family names like Johnson change in how they're said and written as they travel across villages, family unions, and eras over the years.

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