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The distinguished surname Johnes is derived from the given name "John," which is itself derived from the Hebrew name "Johanan," meaning "Jehovah has favored." The name was brought to England in the wake of the Norman Conquest of 1066, and was extremely popular throughout Europe in the Middle Ages as a result of the numerous connections between the name John and the Christian Church.

Johnes Early Origins



The surname Johnes was first found in Lincolnshire, borne by Alanus filius Jene in 1275. Other early bearers of the name include Willelmus filius Gene, who was recorded in the Rotuli Hundredorum of Yorkshire in 1276, Walterus filius Jone, who was living in Huntingdonshire in 1279, and Thomas John, who was a resident of Buckinghamshire in 1279.

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Johnes Spelling Variations


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Johnes Spelling Variations



Multitudes of spelling variations are a hallmark of Anglo Norman names. Most of these names evolved in the 11th and 12th century, in the time after the Normans introduced their own Norman French language into a country where Old and Middle English had no spelling rules and the languages of the court were French and Latin. To make matters worse, medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, so names frequently appeared differently in the various documents in which they were recorded. The name was spelled John, Johns, Jon, Jone, Johnes, Johnys, Joan, Joanes, Jones and many more.

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Johnes Early History


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Johnes Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Johnes research. Another 207 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1279, 1379, 1327, 1600, 1656, 1736, 1664, 1754, 1776, 1858, 1796, 1843 and are included under the topic Early Johnes History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Johnes Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Johnes Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Johnes Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Johnes In Ireland


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Johnes In Ireland



Some of the Johnes family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 155 words (11 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Because of this political and religious unrest within English society, many people decided to immigrate to the colonies. Families left for Ireland, North America, and Australia in enormous numbers, traveling at high cost in extremely inhospitable conditions. The New World in particular was a desirable destination, but the long voyage caused many to arrive sick and starving. Those who made it, though, were welcomed by opportunities far greater than they had known at home in England. Many of these families went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Johnes or a variant listed above:

Johnes Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Sara Johnes, who arrived in New England in 1632
  • Davie Johnes, aged 24, arrived in Barbados or St Christopher in 1634
  • Hugh Johnes, aged 22, landed in Barbados in 1635
  • Jo Johnes, aged 15, arrived in New England in 1635
  • Margaret Johnes, who arrived in New England in 1635
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Johnes Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Johnes, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851

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Contemporary Notables of the name Johnes (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Johnes (post 1700)



  • John B. Johnes, American politician, Member of New Jersey State Senate from Morris County, 1845-47

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    2. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    3. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    4. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    5. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    6. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    8. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    10. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    11. ...

    The Johnes Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Johnes Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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