Johnson is a surname of English and Scottish origin. The name itself is a patronym of the given name John, literally meaning "son of John". The name John derives from Latin Johannes, which is derived through Greek Ἰωάννης Iōannēs from Hebrew. יוחנן Yohanan, meaning "Yahweh has favoured".
Samuel Johnson (18 September 1709 [OS 7 September] – 13 December 1784), often referred to as Dr. Johnson, was an English writer who made lasting contributions to English literature as a poet...
A patronymic surname from John + -son, literally son of John. For an etymology of John, see the Wiktionary definition of John, or the Wikipedia article on John (name). In the U.S. the name Johnson has been adopted by numerous immigrant families originally named Johansson, Johnsson, Johansen...
The anglicisation of personal names is the change of non-English-language personal names to spellings nearer English sounds, or substitution of equivalent or similar English personal names in the place of...
Johnson is a masculine given name which may refer to: Johnson N. Camden (1828-1908), US Senator from West Virginia. Johnson N. Camden Jr. (1865-1942), US Senator from Kentucky, son of the above. Johnson Hagood (general) (1873-1948), US Army major general.
Jones is a surname of English and Welsh origins, meaning "John's son". It is most common in Wales and south central England. In Ireland the surname has been Gaelicized as Mac Seóin.
Robert Johnson (c. 1583 – 1633) was an English composer and lutenist of the late Tudor and early Jacobean eras. He is sometimes called "Robert Johnson II" to distinguish him from an earlier Scottish...