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Jonathan Name Meaning

Jewish and Gentile (from northern Europe to South India): from the Biblical name Jonathan, meaning ‘God has given’ in Hebrew. In the Bible this is the name of a son of King Saul, the close friend of the young David, whose friendship persisted even when Saul and David are themselves at loggerheads (1 Samuel 31; 2 Samuel 1:19–26). In South India, this is found as a personal name among Christians, and in the U.S. it has come to be used as a family name among South Indian Christians.

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


Similar surnames: Nathan, Ramanathan, Monahan, Jordan, Donathan, Jonassen, Colahan

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Jonathan Family Origin

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Jonathan Family Occupations

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  • Miner

    20%
  • Farmer

    10%
  • Fish Dealer

    10%
  • Keeping House

    10%

In 1880, Miner, Farmer and Fish Dealer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Jonathan. The most common Jonathan occupation in the USA was Miner. 20% of Jonathan's were Miners. A less common occupation for the Jonathan family was Keeping House.

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