Johnson

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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You'll Need Somebody On Your Bond
... 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. 20, 1930, in Atlanta, Georgia, which was Johnson's last recorded song ...
James Weldon Johnson
... 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 ... 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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... 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 ...

Famous quotes containing the word johnson:

    He that outlives a wife whom he has long loved, sees himself disjoined from the only mind that has the same hopes, and fears, and interest; from the only companion with whom he has shared much good and evil; and with whom he could set his mind at liberty, to retrace the past or anticipate the future. The continuity of being is lacerated; the settled course of sentiment and action is stopped; and life stands suspended and motionless.
    —Samuel Johnson (1709–1784)

    It is the only sensual pleasure without vice.
    —Samuel Johnson (1709–1784)

    All architects want to live beyond their deaths.
    —Philip Johnson (b. 1906)