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 Johanes family
Germany, where the name Johanes 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 Johanes family
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Johanes Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Johan, Johanns, Johannes, Johanes, Johann and others.
Early Notables of the Johanes family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Johanes family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Evan Johannes, who arrived in Virginia in 1659; and Henrig Johan, who settled in New York in 1709 with his wife and four children.
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