The name ‘Johns’ originates from England. It is a variant of the name ‘Jones’, derived from the Hebrew name ‘Johannon’, meaning ‘Jehovah has favoured (me with a son)’ or ‘may’ Jehovah favour (this child)’, which was Latinised ‘Johannes’. The name John thus signifies in Hebrew ‘Jehovah’s Gracious Gift’.’The name evolved through ‘Johan’, ‘Jehan’, ‘Jean’, in France, and became ‘John’ in England. The Latin version of the name ‘Johannes’ enjoyed great popularity during the Christian ages being given in honour of ‘John the Baptist’, precursor of Christ, and of St. John the Evangelist, author of the fourth gospel. There are nearly a thousand saints named John. Compiled information from Historical and Private archive’s has confirmed that the surname ‘Johns’ and or it’s variant’s, dates as far back as the reign of Edward III, were a ‘Robert Johns’, from Somerset, England, is recorded. The exact period of settlement in North America has not been definitely determined but Information extracted from Public and Civil registry archive’s confirm that one of the first settlers was … Coat of arms: Azure a lion rampant or, on a chie…
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