The surname Johannensen was first found in East Prussia, where the name Johansen 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.
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Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Johan Martin Johansen who was naturalized in Missouri in 1839; Anthon Johansen who sailed to New York City in 1840; Hans Peter Johansen who emigrated to Alabama in 1843.