Johnston Name Meaning

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 tone, toun ‘settlement’ (Old English tun). There are other places in Scotland so called, including the city of Perth, which used to be known as St. John’s Toun, and some of these may also be sources of the surname. variant of Johnson (see John), with intrusive -t-.

List of People with Surname Johnston

According to our database, there are a total of 25,265 people with the surname Johnston. Among these people surnamed Johnston, there are about 2,638 distinct names, with an average of 9 people who have the same name. Ann Johnston, Bruce Johnston and Roy Johnston are the top three most widely-used names from the list of people surnamed Johnston, with 158, 149 and 111 people respectively.

Besides that, we found that California has the largest number of people surnamed Johnston, with a total of 2,378 people, and there are a total of 1,197 distinct names among these people. Texas is the second-most populous state for people with the surname Johnston, with a total of 2,360 people and an average of 1,178 distinct names.