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Origin and popularity of the name JANSON


Janson : 1: Americanized form (and a rare Swedish variant) of Swedish Jansson a cognate of 4 and 5 below.2: Americanized form of Dutch Flemish North German Norwegian and Danish Jansen and Janssen cognates of 4 and 5 below.3: French: from the personal name Janson a variant of Jeanson.4: Dutch: from Janszoon a patronymic from the personal name Jan ‘John’. This is a less common but still quite frequent variant of Jansen.5: English: patronymic from the Middle English personal name Jan a common form of John + son; compare Johnson and Jenson with which this name was interchangeble.


Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press
FANBI : The Oxford Dictionary if Family Names in Britain and Ireland, ©2016, University of the West of England

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