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Johnson is a patronymic name simply meaning 'son of John'. Originating from a saint's name, it has always proved popular and was particularly associated with the Crusades in the 12th century. Famous people in history with the surname Johnson include US President Lyndon B Johnson, athletics superstar Michael Johnson, and pioneering English aviator Amy Johnson.

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