Johannsen History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The surname Johannsen is derived from the personal name Johan or John. These names are derived from the Hebrew name Yochanan, which literally means "Jehovah has favored." This name, which was Latinized as Johannes, gained tremendous popularity during the medieval era. This is due to the exploits of St. John the Baptist, St. John the Evangelist, and nearly one thousand other saints of the same name. The suffix -son and its variants are translatable as 'son of.'

Johannsen Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Jahn, Johansen, Johannsen, Johannesen, Jonsen, Johnsen, Jensen, Joensen, Jansen, Jahnsen, Jantzen, Johanson, Johansson, Johanesson, Johannsson, Johannesson, Jonsson, Johnsson, Jönsson and many more.

Johannsen migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Johannsen Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Lasch Johannsen, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1804 [1]
  • David Johannsen, who landed in New York, NY in 1850 [1]
  • Doris Johannsen, who arrived in New York, NY in 1850 [1]

Johannsen migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Johannsen Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Martin Johannsen, (b. 1848), aged 26, Scandinavian settler from Denmark travelling from London aboard the ship "Sussex" arriving in Port Chalmers, Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 17th July 1874 [2]
  • Mr. Carl Johannsen, (b. 1854), aged 20, Scandinavian settler from Denmark travelling from London aboard the ship "Sussex" arriving in Port Chalmers, Dunedin, Otago, South Island, New Zealand on 17th July 1874 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Johannsen (post 1700)

  • Nicholas August Ludwig Jacob Johannsen (1844-1928), German-born, American amateur economist, best known for his influence on John Maynard Keynes
  • Jake Johannsen (b. 1960), American comedian, a favorite of David Letterman, he appeared there 40 times
  • O. A. Johannsen, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Idaho, 1924 [3]
  • Wilhelm Johannsen (1857-1927), Danish botanist, plant physiologist and geneticist
  • Kristoffer Hedegaard Johannsen (b. 1977), Danish former professional footballer
  • Stian Johannsen (b. 1971), Norwegian musician, bassist for the black metal band Mayhem
  • Kurt Georg Johannsen (1915-1944), German Schnellboot commander in World War II, recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
  • Helmuth Johannsen (1920-1998), German football player and manager
  • Hans Johannsen (1913-1961), German chief engineer on a U-boat in World War II, recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross
  • Gunnar Johannsen (b. 1940), German cyberneticist, and Professor of Systems Engineering and Human-Machine Systems at the University of Kassel
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Historic Events for the Johannsen family

RMS Lusitania
  • Mr. Sven Johannsen, Swiss 3rd Class passenger residing in Chicago, Illinois, USA returning to Sweden, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking [4]

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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  4. ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/
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