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Johnstone Name Meaning

Scottish and English: variant of Johnston .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Johnston, Costine, Polston, Johnson, Jeanson, Hoston, Holston, Ponton

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Where is the Johnstone family from?

You can see how Johnstone families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Johnstone family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Johnstone families were found in and Scotland in 1841. In 1840 there were 7 Johnstone families living in Maine. This was about 21% of all the recorded Johnstone's in USA. Maine and 1 other state had the highest population of Johnstone families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Johnstone surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Johnstone ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Johnstone. 10% of Johnstone men worked as a Salesman and 11% of Johnstone women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Johnstone were Clerk and Clerk. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Salesman
  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Teacher
  • Secretary
  • Clerk
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Census Records

There are 256,000 census records available for the last name Johnstone. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Johnstone census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 62,000 immigration records available for the last name Johnstone. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 27,000 military records available for the last name Johnstone. For the veterans among your Johnstone ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Johnstone lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Johnstone life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Johnstone in 1943 was 27, and 77 in 2004.

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