Johnson Both an English and a Scottish surnsame meaning son of John. See also below. In 1853 it was the tenth most numerous surname in England and Wales and the estimated number of bearers was 69,500. In Ireland in 1890 Johnson was a scattered surname which was principally found in Cork, Dublin, and Antrim, and the estimated number of bearers was 2,600. In the United States Johnson is the 2nd most numerous surname with an estimated 2,227,500 bearers. In England and Wales in 1996 it was the 10th most numerous surname.
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