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Origins of the Johns surname

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About the Johnses

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Where do most Johnses live?

In 1921, most Johnses lived in South West.

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Interesting facts about Johnses

How common is your surname?

560th most common surname in the UK

We have 80,400 records for the Johns surname. The oldest one dates back to 1558.

Who were Johnses most likely to marry?




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What are the most common Johns first names?

  • William
  • John
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Johnses

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Johnses in 1921


General Servant Domestic


Domestic Servant


House Servant


Living On Own Means


Common Male occupations for Johnses in 1921
Tin Miner






Farm Labourer




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