Arvid Johnsson

Brief Life History of Arvid

When Arvid Johnsson was born on 21 September 1851, in Södervidinge, Harjager, Malmöhus, Sweden, his father, Jon Sjunnesson, was 44 and his mother, Hanna Arvidsdotter, was 34. He died on 3 January 1898, at the age of 46.

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Jon Sjunnesson
Hanna Arvidsdotter
Pernilla Johnsson
Elna Johnsdotter
Sjunne Johnsson Lundqvist
Lars Johnson
Ingrid Johnson
Per Johnsson
Nils Johnsson
Arvid Johnsson
Olu Johnsson
Dora Johnsdotter

Sources (2)

  • Arvid in household of Hanna Arvidsdotter, "Sweden, Household Examination Books, 1880-1930"
  • Arvid Johnsson in household of Hanna Arvidsdotter, "Sweden, Household Examination Books, 1880-1930"

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Name Meaning

Scottish: 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 ton ‘town, village, settlement’ (Old English tūn). There are other places in Scotland so called, including the city of Perth, which used to be known as Saint John's Toun, and some of these may also be sources of the surname.

English: habitational name from Johnson Hall (Staffordshire), recorded as Johannestonc. 1233 and Joneston in 1314. The placename means ‘John's settlement’, from the genitive case of the Middle English personal name Johan, Jon (see John ) + Middle English ton ‘town, village, settlement’.

History: As far as can be ascertained, most Scottish bearers of this surname are descendants of John, probably a Norman baron from England, who held lands at Johnstone in Annandale from the Bruce family in the late 12th century. His son Gilbert was the first to take the surname Johnstone and their descendants later held the earldom of Annandale.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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