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From: "Rhoda Overson" <>
Subject: Re: [LAN] LANCSGEN Digest, Vol 8, Issue 225
Date: Thu, 2 May 2013 13:03:04 +0100
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Hello Jan

The surname 'JOHNSTON/E' is Scottish in origin and originates from the name
given to mediaeval Perth i.e St John's Toun or St Johnston. When anyone
with the surname 'JOHNSTON' moved down to England their name would almost
inevitably be transcribed as 'JOHNSON' which was, and remains, a surname
commonly found in England. So, it's possible that your Thomas had Scottish
(or perhaps Northern Irish) origins.

Rhoda


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From: Jan
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Subject: Re: [LAN] LANCSGEN Digest, Vol 8, Issue 225

Unusual possible marriage a Johnson down as a Johnston-marriage, Manchester
Cathedral




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