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Origin Of The Surname Johnston

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Meaning Of The Surname Johnston

John’s settlement

Interesting Facts About Johnston

This surname is Scottish in origin and it is believed that the founder of this family name went by the name of Jonis. It is thought that he followed his overlords from Scotland to Yorkshire in 1174 and as a result was granted some land, of which he gave his name to. In medieval England the word ‘tone’ or ‘toun’ meant settlement and so ‘Johnston’ was borne.

Johnston Statistics

Johnston is the number 127 ranked surname in the United Kingdom. According to our statistics around 58,060 share the surname Johnston in the UK.

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