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Johanson Ranking

In the United States, the name Johanson is the 6,596th most popular surname with an estimated 4,974 people with that name. [1]

United States Johanson migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Johanson Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Peter Johanson, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1693 [2]
Johanson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Pete Johanson, aged 20, who arrived in Key West, Fla in 1837 [2]
  • Hans Peter Johanson, who arrived in Mobile County, Ala in 1840 [2]
  • Anders Johanson, aged 26, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1848 [2]
  • Daniel Johanson, aged 23, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1848 [2]
  • Gustaf A Johanson, aged 16, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1848 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Johanson Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • August Johanson, who arrived in Mississippi in 1904 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Johanson (post 1700) +

  • George Johanson (1928-2022), American painter, printmaker, and ceramic tile artist from Seattle, Washington
  • John Peter Johanson, American sailor, Medal of Honor recipient
  • Chris Johanson (b. 1968), American painter and street artist
  • Bryan Johanson (b. 1951), American classical guitarist & composer
  • Jai Johanny Johanson (b. 1944), American drummer and percussionist, one of the founding members of The Allman Brothers Band
  • Donald Johanson (b. 1943), American paleoanthropologist, best known for discovering the fossil of a female hominid australopithecine known as "Lucy"
  • Louis C. Johanson, American Democratic Party politician, Member of Pennsylvania State Senate 3rd District, 1965-66; Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1972 [3]
  • Emil O. Johanson, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for New York State Assembly from Kings County 1st District, 1900 [3]
  • A. R. Johanson, American politician, Member of Minnesota State Senate 48th District [3]
  • Jay-Jay Johanson (b. 1969), Swedish musician, singer, songwriter
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Halifax Explosion
  • Mr. John  Johanson (1892-1917), Pilipino Assistant Stewart aboard the SS Curaca from Manila, Philippines who died in the Halifax Explosion (1917) [4]
RMS Titanic
  • Mr. Jakob Alfred Johanson (d. 1912), aged 34, Finnish Third Class passenger from Munsala who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking and was recovered by CS Mackay-Bennett [5]

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  2. 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)
  3. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 7) . Retrieved from
  4. Halifax Explosion Book of Remembrance | Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. (Retrieved 2014, June 23) . Retrieved from
  5. Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from on Facebook