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Where did the Swedish Johnson family come from? What is the Swedish Johnson family crest and coat of arms? When did the Johnson family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Johnson family history?

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Johnson Settlers in United States in the 17th Century


  • Davy Johnson, who arrived in Massachusetts in 1630
  • Choyce Johnson, who landed in Virginia in 1635
  • Edmond Johnson, aged 23, landed in New England in 1635
  • Eliz Johnson, aged 18, arrived in Virginia in 1635
  • Alice Johnson, who settled in Virginia in 1635


Johnson Settlers in United States in the 18th Century


  • Catherine Johnson, who landed in Virginia in 1703
  • Arthur Johnson, who arrived in Virginia in 1713
  • Anne Johnson, who arrived in Virginia in 1714
  • Adam Johnson, who landed in New England in 1738
  • Abraham Johnson, who landed in New England in 1760


Johnson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • Bryan Johnson, aged 25, arrived in New York in 1812
  • Archibald Johnson, aged 21, arrived in Maryland in 1813
  • Deborah Johnson, who landed in Massachusetts in 1813
  • Michael Johnson, who was living in New York in 1818
  • Ellen Johnson, aged 40, landed in America in 1822


Johnson Settlers in United States in the 20th Century


  • Christ Johnson, who arrived in New York, NY in 1905
  • Alfred Johnson, who arrived in Wisconsin in 1914
  • Arnold Johnson, who landed in Wisconsin in 1917

Johnson Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century


  • Thomas Johnson, who sailed to St. John's, Newfoundland in 1666

Johnson Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century


  • James Johnson, who was living in Lower Island Cove, Newfoundland in 1768
  • Mr. John Johnson U.E. who arrived at Port Roseway [Shelburne], Nova Scotia on December 13, 1783 was passenger number 465 aboard the ship "HMS Clinton", picked up on November 14, 1783 at East River, New York
  • Mr. Jonas Johnson U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784
  • Mr. George Johnson U.E. who settled in Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1784 he was part of the Port Matoon Association
  • Mr. Henry Johnson U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784


Johnson Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century


  • Bridget Johnson, who arrived in Quebec in 1825
  • Joseph Johnson, aged 22, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, NB aboard the ship "Billow" in 1833

Johnson Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century


  • John Johnson, English convict from Staffordshire, who was transported aboard the "Ann" on August 1809, settling in New South Wales, Australia
  • John Johnson, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Almorah" on April 1817, settling in New South Wales, Australia
  • John Johnson, English convict from Chester, who was transported aboard the "Almorah" on April 1817, settling in New South Wales, Australia
  • Joseph Johnson, English convict from London, who was transported aboard the "Almorah" on April 1817, settling in New South Wales, Australia
  • Robert Johnson, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Almorah" on April 1817, settling in New South Wales, Australia


Johnson Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century


  • James Johnson landed in Bay of Islands, New Zealand in 1836 aboard the ship Success
  • Thomas Johnson landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1840
  • W Johnson landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840 aboard the ship Adelaide
  • Dav Johnson landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840 aboard the ship Bengal Merchant
  • Edward Johnson landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840 aboard the ship Martha Ridgway


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  • President Lyndon Baines Johnson (1908-1973), 36th President of the United States and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom
  • Robert Johnson (1911-1938), influential American blues singer and guitarist
  • Michael Johnson (b. 1967), American gold medal winning sprinter
  • Carol Diahann Johnson (b. 1935), original name of Diahann Carroll, an American award-winning actress and singer
  • Caryn Elaine Johnson (b. 1950), original name of Whoopi Goldberg, American actress, comedian, singer-songwriter, activist, and media personality
  • James Price Johnson (1894-1955), African-American pianist and composer
  • Willie Gary "Bunk" Johnson (1879-1949), prominent early New Orleans jazz trumpet player
  • Elizabeth McCardle Johnson (1810-1876), 22nd First Lady of the United States and the wife of President Andrew Johnson
  • Allen Kenneth Johnson (b. 1971), American athlete who Olympic Gold in the 110 meter high hurdles at the 1996 games
  • Merle Johnson Jr. (1936-2001), original name of Troy Donahue, an American actor and teen idol of the late 1950s and early 1960s

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  • The Johnson Family by Ruby Wiedman.
  • Some Johnsons of Southern Maryland by Leona A. Cryer.
  • Those Handy Nordics by Ethel Marie Johnson Taylor.
  • The Descendants of William and John Johnson.
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  1. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  2. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  3. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  5. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  7. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  8. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  9. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  10. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
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The Johnson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Johnson Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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