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Johnston Name Meaning

habitational name, deriving in most cases from the place so called in Annandale, in Dumfriesshire. This is derived from the genitive case of the personal name John + Middle English tone, toun ‘settlement’ (Old English tun). There are other places in Scotland so called, including the city of Perth, which used to be known as St. John’s Toun, and some of these may also be sources of the surname. variant of Johnson (see John), with intrusive -t-.

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

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Johnston Family Origin

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Johnston Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    34%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Farming

    3%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Johnston. The most common Johnston occupation in the USA was Farmer. 34% of Johnston's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Johnston family was Farming.

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