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Johnson Name Meaning

English and Scottish: patronymic from the personal name John. As an American family name, Johnson has absorbed patronymics and many other derivatives of this name in continental European languages. (For forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988.)

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Johnston, Johnsen, Jonson, Jackson, Janson, Johansen, Jonsson, Ohlson

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Johnson Family Origin

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Johnson Family Occupations

What did your Johnson ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Johnson. The most common Johnson occupation in the USA was Farmer. 37% of Johnson's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Johnson family was Farm Laborer.

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  • Farmer

    37%
  • Laborer

    13%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Farm Laborer

    5%

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Johnson Historical Records

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Johnson Life Expectancy

What is the average Johnson lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, Johnson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Johnson in 1940 was 37, and 73 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Johnson ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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