Anders Svensson Johnson

Brief Life History of Anders Svensson

When Anders Svensson Johnson was born on 9 August 1870, in Häglinge, Göinge västra, Kristianstad, Sweden, his father, Jons Svensson, was 56 and his mother, Elna Pehrsdotter, was 39. He married Ellen Josefina Andersdotter on 19 April 1897, in Murray, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He immigrated to United States in 1892 and lived in Kristianstad, Sweden in 1888 and Park City, Summit, Utah, United States in 1900. He died on 18 January 1939, in Murray, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Murray, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Anders Svensson Johnson
1870–1939
Ellen Josefina Andersdotter
1877–1958
Marriage: 19 April 1897
Nels Andrew Leopold Johnson
1897–1981
Grace Ellen Virginia Johnson
1899–1990
Vivian Anna Johnson
1904–1905
Vernal Melvin Johnson
1906–1980

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  • Andrew Johnson, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Andrew Johnson, "Early Mormon Missionaries" shows birth, death, and baptism dates.
  • Andrew Johnson, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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Name Meaning

English and Scottish: patronymic from the Middle English and Older Scots personal name Johan, Jo(h)n (see John ) + -son. It was often interchanged with Jenson and Janson . In North America, this surname has absorbed cognates from other languages, e.g. Norwegian, Danish, or North German Johnsen , Johannesen , Johannsen , Johansen , Jansen , Jantzen , and Jensen , Swedish Johnsson (see below), Johansson , Jonsson , and Jansson , Dutch Janssen , German Janz , Czech Jansa 1, and Slovenian Janša (see Jansa 2) and Janežič (see Janezic ). Johnson (including in the sense 2 below) is the second most frequent surname in the US. It is also the second most common surname among Native Americans and a very common surname among African Americans.

Americanized form (and a less common Swedish variant) of Swedish Johnsson: patronymic from the personal name John, a variant of Jon (see John ). Compare 1 above.

History: Surname Johnson was brought independently to North America by many different bearers from the 17th and 18th centuries onward. Andrew Johnson (1808–75), 17th president of the US, was born in Raleigh, NC, the younger son of Jacob Johnson and Mary (or Polly) McDonough. Little is known of his ancestors. The 36th president, Lyndon B. Johnson, dates his American forebears back seven generations to James Johnston (sic) (born c. 1662) who lived at Currowaugh, Nansemond, and Isle of Wight counties, VA. — Noted early bearers also include Marmaduke Johnson (died 1674), a printer who came from England to MA in 1660; Edward Johnson (1598–1672), a colonial chronicler who was baptized at St. George's parish, Canterbury, England, and emigrated to Boston in 1630; and Sir Nathaniel Johnson (c. 1645–1713), a colonial governor of Carolina, who came from County Durham, England.

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

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