Log in  | Not a member? Register or

8,313 JOHNSTONE members around the world

Keep me informed as to JOHNSTONE Family online & offline events

JOHNSTONE points found: 34

JOHNSTONE Family History

This interesting name is of Scottish locational origin from the lands thus called in Annandale, Dumfriesshire. The founder of the family, bearing the forename, Jonis, is believed to have followed his overlords from Yorkshire circa 1174 and was granted the lands to which he gave his name. The second element is the medieval English 'tone' or 'toun', from the Old English pre 7th Century 'tun', a settlement, hence, 'Jonistune', later 'Johnston' or 'Johnstone'. His son, Gilbert, was the first to adopt the territorial surname, (see below). Johan de Jonestone, a knight of Dunfrys, rendered homage to John Balliol in 1296. In some cases the name is locational from the city of Perth, formerly recorded as (St...

The JOHNSTONE Family Message Board

Leave a message for JOHNSTONE family members.

  • Find your JOHNSTONE ancestor
  • Tell us about your JOHNSTONE Family
  • Ask a question about the JOHNSTONE history
  • Tell us about your JOHNSTONE ancestors

You must be logged in to post a message

Log in or register

Invite more JOHNSTONE family members!

Click 'Invite' to connect with more members of the JOHNSTONE tribe.

Log in or Register to invite others
Family Coat of Arms Generator

Why not see what your family crest could look like based on your own family characteristics?

Create Crest