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Johnston Surname History

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Johnston Country of Origin, Nationality, & Ethnicity

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The nationality of Johnston can be complicated to determine in cases which regional boundaries change over time, making the original nationality a mystery. The original ethnicity of Johnston may be difficult to determine depending on whether the family name originated naturally and independently in various locales; for example, in the case of surnames that are based on a craft, which can appear in multiple places independently (such as the last name "Clark" which evolved from the profession of "clerk").

Johnston Meaning & Etymology

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The meaning of Johnston come may come from a craft, such as the name "Fisher" which was given to fishermen. Some of these craft-based surnames can be a profession in a different language. This is why it is useful to research the country of origin of a name, and the languages used by its progenitors. Many modern names like Johnston come from religious texts like the Bhagavadgītā, the Quran, the Bible, and so on. In many cases these surnames relate to a religious sentiment such as "Favored of God".

Johnston Pronunciation & Spelling Variations

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In early history when few people could write, names such as Johnston were written down based on their pronunciation when people's names were written in government records. This could have given rise misspellings of Johnston. Researching spelling variations and alternate spellings of the Johnston name are important to understanding the history of the name. Family names like Johnston transform in their spelling as they travel across villages, family lines, and languages over generations.

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