Family History and Genealogy Resources by Surname

Johnston Surname Origin

(Origin Scottish) habitational (locational) name, deriving in most cases from the place so called in Annandale, in Dumfriesshire. This is derived from the genitive case of the personal name John + Middle English tone, toun ‘settlement’

Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.




Johnston  Surname Meaning and Family Facts

Johnston Last Name Meaning
Search the FREE Ancestry.com Name Dictionary.




There is more to Johnston family history than the origin of your surname:

Start your Genealogy to find your personal Johnston family ancestry. It's easy to get started. Just begin your family tree with what you already know. Learn More.




A Johnston Family History Thought:

What is past is prologue.




To find additional surnames, choose the first letter of surname:
A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z