If you are conducting some Johnston family history research then you can view the Johnston coat of arms and the name meaning and origin of the name as well as the meaning of symbols below. This is a great place to start when tracing your genealogy and Johnston surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'
The name Johnston in Ireland is among the
forty most frequently found in the country.
It is used interchangeably with both
Johnson and Johnstone and the majority
of descendants are of English or Scotttish
stock as the name was imported in large
numbers by settlers especially into Ulster.
Some members of the Gaelic Sept
MacSeain adopted Johnston and
Johnson as the anglicized form of
A Sept is an ancient Clan-like collective describing a group of persons whose immediate ancestors bore a common surname and inhabited the same territory.
|Argent/White or Silver||Denotes Peace and Sincerity.|
|Sable/Black||Denotes Constancy and sometimes Grief.|
|The Saltire/St. Andrew's Cross||signifies the symbol of Resolution|
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