personal name common in the era when surnames began to be used. Johannes is the Germanic form of John, which comes from the Hebrew name "Yochanan," meaning "Jehovah has favored me with a son" and which became a very popular personal name in Europe because of two saints by the name, Saint John the Baptist and Saint John the Evangelist.
Early Origins of the Johan family
Germany, where the name Johan came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as numerous branches of the same house acquired distant estates, some of which were located in other countries. Through the acquisition of these estates as well as their important contributions to society, the family successfully elevated their social status.
Early History of the Johan family
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Johan Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Johan, Johanns, Johannes, Johanes, Johann and others.
Early Notables of the Johan family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Johan family to the New World and Oceana
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Johan Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
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