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The JOHNS surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 47,289 656 0.018 175
United States (1880 census) 11,220 535 0.022 224
Change since 1880 +36069 -121 -0.004 -49
Other Countries
Australia 4,830 298 0.030 295
United Kingdom 9,333 640 0.020 203
Top States for JOHNS by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Florida 5,165 344 0.032 323
Pennsylvania 3,631 309 0.030 296
Texas 3,084 883 0.015 148
California 3,055 1112 0.009 90
Ohio 2,505 502 0.022 221
Top States for JOHNS by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Florida 5,165 344 0.032 323
Alabama 1,403 547 0.032 315
Montana 269 327 0.030 298
Pennsylvania 3,631 309 0.030 296
Tennessee 1,620 558 0.028 285

Notes

'A figure of zero indicates that we don't have data for this name (usually because it's quite uncommon and our stats don't go down that far). It doesn't mean that there's no-one with that name at all!

For less common surnames, the figures get progressively less reliable the fewer holders of that name there are. This data is aggregated from several public lists, and some stats are interpolated from known values. The margin of error is well over 100% at the rarest end of the table!

For less common surnames, the frequency and "per million" values may be 0 even though there are people with that name. That's because they represent less than one in a million of the population, which ends up as 0 after rounding.

It's possible for a surname to gain in rank and/or total while being less common per million people (or vice versa) as there are now more surnames in the USA as a result of immigration. In mathematical terms, the tail has got longer, with a far larger number of less common surnames.

Figures for top states show firstly the states where most people called JOHNS live. This obviously tends to be biased towards the most populous states. The second set of figures show where people called JOHNS represent the biggest proportion of the population. So, in this case, there are more people called JOHNS in Florida than any other state, but you are more likely to find a JOHNS by picking someone at random in Florida than anywhere else.

Classification and Origin of JOHNS

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: Wales

Language of origin: Welsh

Ethnic origin: Celtic

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: From name of parent

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the JOHNS surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the language spoken, or religion practised, by the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Data for ethnic origin relates to the region and country in which the JOHNS surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the ethnicity of the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Ethnic distribution of JOHNS in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Native American/Alaskan 936 1.98
Mixed Race 870 1.84
White (Hispanic) 738 1.56
Asian/Pacific 317 0.67
White (Caucasian) 38,422 81.25
Black/African American 6,006 12.7

Ethnic distribution data shows the number and percentage of people with the JOHNS surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

Meaning of JOHNS in historical publications

JOHNS. See John.

Lower, Mark A (1860) Patronymica Britannica: a dictionary of the family names of the United Kingdom. London: J.R. Smith. Public Domain.


Similar names to JOHNS

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as JOHNS.

This does not necessarily imply a direct relationship between the names, but may indicate names that could be mistaken for this one when written down or misheard.

Matches are generated automatically by a combination of Soundex, Metaphone and Levenshtein matching.

Potential typos for JOHNS

The following words are slight variants of JOHNS that are likely to be possible typos or misspellings in written material.