Johnson is an English, Scottish and Irish name of Norman origin. The name itself is a patronym of the given name John, literally meaning "son of John". The name John derives from Latin Johannes, which is derived through Greek Ἰωάννης Iōannēs from Hebrew יוחנן Yohanan, meaning "Yahweh has favoured". The name has been extremely popular in Europe since the Christian era as a result of it being given to St John the Baptist, St John the Evangelist and nearly one thousand other Christian saints. Johnson is the tenth most common surname in the United Kingdom, and second most common in the United States.
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... In November 2003, Johnson was elected to a four-year term as Mayor of Savannah against two-term Alderman Pete Liakakis (Democrat), and four other candidates ... In April 2005, Mayor Johnson publicly challenged Savannah's African American community to begin a concerted effort to address the city's high crime rate ... Johnson stressed that criminal acts in Savannah were often perpetrated by young African American males on their own community, and he called a series of well-attended town ...
... to both tradition and to Texan singer and guitarist Blind Willie Johnson ... Johnson recorded the first version of the song for Columbia Records as "You'll Need Somebody on Your Bond" on December 11, 1929, in New Orleans, Louisiana ... on Your Bond" on April 20, 1930, in Atlanta, Georgia, which was Johnson's last recorded song ...
... singer Drake Jensen - country singer Carly Rae Jepsen - singer, songwriter Mendelson Joe Alexz Johnson – singer-songwriter, actress Carolyn Dawn Johnson – country singer-songwriter Martha Johnson – singer ...
... There were 299 households out of which 44.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 72.6% were married couples living together, 2.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 17.7% were non-families. 15.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older ...
... James Weldon Johnson (June 17, 1871 – June 26, 1938) was an American author, politician, diplomat, critic, journalist, poet, anthologist, educator, lawyer, songwriter, and early civil rights activist ... Johnson is remembered best for his leadership within the NAACP, as well as for his writing, which includes novels, poems, and collections of folklore ...
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- (noun): 17th President of the United States; was elected Vice President and succeeded Lincoln when Lincoln was assassinated; was impeached but acquitted by one vote (1808-1875).
Synonyms: Andrew Johnson, President Johnson, President Andrew Johnson
Famous quotes containing the word johnson:
“Men know that women are an over-match for them, and therefore they choose the weakest or most ignorant. If they did not think so, they never could be afraid of women knowing as much as themselves.”
—Samuel Johnson (17091784)
“Let observation with extensive view;
Survey mankind, from China to Peru;”
—Samuel Johnson (17091784)
“Rich fellas come up and they die, and their kids aint no good, and they die out. But we keep a-comin. Were the people that live. They cant wipe us out. They cant lick us. And well go on forever, Pa, cause were the people.”
—Nunnally Johnson (18971977)