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Johns Early Origins



The surname Johns was first found in Carmarthenshire (Welsh: Sir Gaerfyrddin), located in Southwest Wales, one of thirteen historic counties and presently one of the principal area in Wales, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Johns Spelling Variations


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Johns Spelling Variations



The Welsh have an extremely large amount of spelling variations of their native surnames to their credit. It was up to the priest or the scribe taking the official records to determine how the spoken name was to be made literal. As time progressed, the old Brythonic names of Wales were recorded in English, which was especially problematic since the English language had extreme difficulty recording the highly inflected sounds of Cymraeg. Spelling variations were, however, also carried out according to an individual's design: a branch loyalty within the family, a religious adherence, or even patriotic affiliations could be indicated by spelling variations of one's name. The spelling variations of the name Johns have included Johnes, Johns, John, Johne and others.

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Johns Early History


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Johns Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Johns research. Another 229 words (16 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Johns History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Johns Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Johns Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Johns Notables 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



During the latter half of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century, the people of Wales journeyed to North America to find a new life. They made major contributions to the arts, industry and commerce of both Canada and the United States, and added a rich cultural heritage to their newly adopted societies. A look at the immigration and passenger lists has shown a number of people bearing the name Johns:

Johns Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Johns settled in New England in 1634 with his wife
  • Philip Johns, aged 22, arrived in Virginia in 1635
  • Phillip and Mary Johns settled in Virginia in 1645
  • Mary Johns, who arrived in Virginia in 1652
  • John Johns, who landed in Maryland in 1665
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Johns Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • James Johns, who arrived in Virginia in 1704
  • Lewis Johns, who landed in Virginia in 1707

Johns Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Francis Johns, who landed in Harford County, Maryland in 1838
  • R Johns, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • Henry Johns, aged 28, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1860
  • Daniel Johns, who arrived in New York in 1868

Johns Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Jacob Johns, who landed in Arkansas in 1906

Johns Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Lt. Solomon Johns U.E. (b. 1751) born in Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA from Clarendon, Vermont, USA who settled in Home District [York County], Ontario c. 1784 he enlisted in 1777 serving in the Queen's Loyal Rangers and King's Rangers, he died in 1786 he is listed as being killed by a falling tree, married to Susanna Bucklin they had 5 children [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Johns Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Rebecca Johns, aged 23, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Eleanor Gordon" in 1834

Johns Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Samuel Johns, English convict from Devon, who was transported aboard the "Ann" on August 1809, settling in New South Wales, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Ann voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1809 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/ann/1809
  • Isaac Johns arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Buckinghamshire" in 1839 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Buckinghamshire 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Buckinghamshire.htm
  • Nicholas Johns arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Moffatt" in 1839 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) MOFFATT 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Moffatt.htm
  • Grace Johns arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Moffatt" in 1839 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) MOFFATT 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Moffatt.htm
  • William Henry Johns arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Moffatt" in 1839 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) MOFFATT 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Moffatt.htm
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Johns Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • S. G. Johns arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Viscount Sandon" in 1860
  • Silas Johns arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Queen of Beauty" in 1863
  • Charles Johns arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ulcoats" in 1864
  • Mary Anne Johns arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ulcoats" in 1864
  • Edward Johns arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Ulcoats" in 1864
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Johns (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Johns (post 1700)



  • Jasper Johns (b. 1930), American contemporary artist, recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom
  • Robert James "Bobby" Johns (1932-2016), was American race car driver
  • Brigadier-General Dwight Frederick Johns (1894-1977), American Assistant Chief of Engineers for Military Operations (1945-1947)
  • Tracy Camilla Johns (b. 1963), American film actress
  • John Johns, American Democrat politician, Constitutional Democratic Candidate for U.S. Representative from Michigan 1st District, 1938
  • John Johns, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1964
  • John Henry Johns, American politician, Member of South Carolina State Senate from Oconee County, 1937-40
  • John L. Johns, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Rockville, Maryland, 1915 (acting, 1915)
  • Joshua Leroy Johns (1881-1947), American Republican politician, U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 8th District, 1939-43
  • Kensey Johns Sr. (1759-1848), American politician, Delegate to Delaware State Constitutional Convention, 1792; Chief Justice of Delaware State Supreme Court, 1799-1830; Chancellor of Delaware court of chancery, 1830-32
  • ... (Another 57 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Johns Historic Events


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Johns Historic Events




Halifax Explosion

  • Mr. Charles William  Johns (1880-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917

HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. William R Johns, British Telegraphist, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking
  • Mr. Alfred George Johns, British Leading Stoker, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and died during the sinking

HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Leonard Herbert Johns, British Ordinary Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and died during the sinking

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Suggested Readings for the name Johns


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Suggested Readings for the name Johns



  • The Chronicles of John Clark Johns and His Descendants by David Lamar Taylor.
  • Mt. Comfort Plantation by Richard L. Guild.

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Deus pascit corvos
Motto Translation: God feeds the ravens.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Ann voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1809 with 200 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/ann/1809
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BUCKINGHAMSHIRE 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Buckinghamshire.htm
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) MOFFATT 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Moffatt.htm

Other References

  1. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  3. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-005-8).
  4. Morgan, T. J. Morgan and Prys Morgan. Welsh Surnames. Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 1985. Print.
  5. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  10. Rowlands, John, John Rowlands and Sheila Rowlands. Welsh Family History: A Guide to Research. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1999. Print. (ISBN 080631620).
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The Johns Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Johns 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.

This page was last modified on 23 November 2016 at 13:22.

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