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The ancient roots of the Johnstone family are found in the Scottish-English border region where the name was first used by the people of the Boernician tribe. The Johnstone family lived in Dumfries (now part of the region of Galloway), where they held the barony of John's Town.

Johnstone Early Origins



The surname Johnstone was first found in Dumfries 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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Johnstone Spelling Variations


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Johnstone Spelling Variations



During the era when a person's name, tribe and posterity was one of his most important possessions, many different spellings were found in the archives examined. Johnstone occurred in many references, and spelling variations of the name found included Johnston, Johnstone, MacIain (Gaelic) and others.

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Johnstone Early History


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Johnstone Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Johnstone research. Another 316 words (23 lines of text) covering the years 1174, 1296, 1732, 1799, 1807, and 1869 are included under the topic Early Johnstone History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Johnstone Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Johnstone Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family name during their early history was Sir Richard Vanden-Bempde-Johnstone (1732-1807), 1st Baronet of Hackness Hall in the North Riding of the County of York...

Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Johnstone Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Johnstone In Ireland


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Johnstone In Ireland



Some of the Johnstone family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 36 words (3 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



Gradually becoming disenchanted with life in Ireland many of these uprooted families sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlanti c. These overcrowded ships often arrived with only 60 to 70% of their original passenger list, many dying of illness and the elements, were buried at sea. In North America, early immigrants bearing the family name Johnstone, or a spelling variation of the surname include:

Johnstone Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Dr. John Johnstone (died 1732), who arrived in New Jersey in 1685 aboard the Henry and Francis, he was granted 500 acres in 1686 and later another 30,000 acres in 1701, he later became Mayor of New York City (1714-1719)

Johnstone Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Lewis Johnstone, who arrived in Savanna(h), Georgia in 1770
  • David E Johnstone, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1770

Johnstone Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Jane Johnstone, who landed in New York, NY in 1843
  • James Johnstone, who landed in New York in 1849
  • W S Johnstone, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • Alexander Johnstone, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • Helen Walker Johnstone, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1855
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Johnstone Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • John Johnstone, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1749-1752

Johnstone Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Johnstone a labourer, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Glenalvon" in 1838 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) EDEN 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Glenalvon.gif
  • Mary Anne Johnstone arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Glenalvon" in 1838 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) EDEN 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Glenalvon.gif
  • Jane Johnstone arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Glenalvon" in 1838 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) EDEN 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Glenalvon.gif
  • Elizabeth Johnstone arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Glenalvon" in 1838 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) EDEN 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Glenalvon.gif
  • Charles Johnstone arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Glenalvon" in 1838 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) EDEN 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Glenalvon.gif
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Johnstone Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • E. Johnstone arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Agra" in 1852
  • H.G. Johnstone arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Agra" in 1852
  • W. Johnstone arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Agra" in 1852
  • W. Johnstone arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Wild Duck" in 1861
  • A. Johnstone arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Wild Duck" in 1861
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Johnstone Settlers in New Zealand in the 20th Century

  • John Johnstone, aged 23, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "S. S. Waimana" in 1926
  • Hector Johnstone, aged 22, a farmer, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "S. S. Waimana" in 1926

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Contemporary Notables of the name Johnstone (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Johnstone (post 1700)



  • Ralph Greenley Johnstone (1880-1910), first American pilot to die in an airplane crash
  • John William Johnstone (b. 1968), American Major League Baseball pitcher who played from 1993 to 2000
  • John William Johnstone Jr. (b. 1945), American former Major League Baseball player who played from 1966 to 1985
  • Sergeant Harold Irving Johnstone (1892-1949), American Army soldier who received the Medal of Honor for his actions during the World War I
  • William Johnstone (1823-1857), English recipient of the Victoria Cross
  • Alexander "Alex" Johnstone (1961-2016), British Scottish Conservative and Unionist politician, Member of the Scottish Parliament for North East Scotland (1999-2016)
  • James Johnstone (1870-1932), Scottish biologist and oceanographer
  • James Connolly "Jimmy" Johnstone (1944-2006), Scottish football player
  • James Johnstone (1759-1823), British naval officer and explorer, best known as the acting lieutenant during George Vancouver’s 1791-1795 expedition to Canada's Pacific Northwest, eponym of Johnstone Strait, British Columbia
  • Sir James Johnstone (1726-1794), 4th Baronet, Scottish politician, Member of Parliament for Dumfries Burghs 1784–1790
  • ... (Another 21 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Johnstone Historic Events


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Johnstone Historic Events




Flight 191

  • C Johnstone, American passenger from USA, who flew aboard American Airlines Flight 191 and died in the crash on May 25, 1979

HMAS Sydney II

  • Mr. Trevor James Armistice Johnstone (1919-1941), Australian Able Seaman from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II on the 19th November 1941 and died during the sinking

HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Norman Johnstone, British Signal Boy, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales May 1941 and died at the battle of Denmark Strait, before the sinking of the HMS Prince of Wales

RMS Lusitania

  • Mr. James Andrew Santie Johnstone, English Assistant Engineers' Mess Steward from Stanley, Liverpool, England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking

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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: Nunquam non paratus
Motto Translation: Never unprepared.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) EDEN 1838. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1838Glenalvon.gif

Other References

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  2. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  3. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  5. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  6. 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.
  7. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  8. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  10. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  11. ...

The Johnstone Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Johnstone 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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