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Johanson Family History

Johanson Name Meaning

Americanized form (and a rare Swedish variant) of Swedish Johansson . This is also an Americanized form of the Norwegian Danish and North German cognate Johansen . Compare Johnson .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Goranson, Jonasson, Hanson, Jonson, Jenson, Hansson, Johannesen

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Where is the Johanson family from?

You can see how Johanson families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Johanson family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Johanson families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 86 Johanson families living in Manitoba. This was about 44% of all the recorded Johanson's in Canada. Manitoba had the highest population of Johanson families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Johanson surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Johanson ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Farmer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Johanson. 52% of Johanson men worked as a Farmer and 29% of Johanson women worked as a Farmer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Johanson were Carpenter and Nurse. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Laborer
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
  • Domestic
  • Stenographer
  • Nurse
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Census Records

There are 40,000 census records available for the last name Johanson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Johanson census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 229,000 immigration records available for the last name Johanson. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 6,000 military records available for the last name Johanson. For the veterans among your Johanson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Johanson lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Johanson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Johanson in 1943 was 56, and 80 in 2004.

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