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Origin Of The Surname Johnstone

Meaning Of The Surname Johnstone

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Interesting Facts About Johnstone

Johnstone is a locational surname, coming from the place so-called in Scotland. Locational surnames were traditionally given to someone who had moved away to a new area, whereby they were assigned the name of their original home as a surname to differentiate them from the other townspeople. The place name itself comes from the Scottish name Jonis combined with the Old English ‘tun’ meaning town. The town was originally founded by a family with the name Jonis.

Johnstone Statistics

Johnstone is the number 1149 ranked surname in the United Kingdom. According to our statistics around 9,079 share the surname Johnstone in the UK.

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