This post will be to remind myself that I am thankful my mother decided to marry my dad. When she was in a little shop looking for a dress to get married in, she overheard two little old ladies that ran the shop, yackin’ about someone they knew. One proceeded to say, “Yano? When a blonde headed and black headed person marries, their children will be red-headed.” My mother was horrified!! She’s blonde and my Dad has black hair(Well, he did until he turned grey.) She almost backed out of getting married! Why she didn’t want a red-headed child, I don’t know if I ever will find out, but I keep my grey hairs covered up with red hair dye just to remind her (not really lol) of that incident. She married and had 4 kids and none were red-headed except for hints of red in my hair before I decided to go a medium auburn. She was a Kennedy and her mother was a Johnson and that is the name I will talk about today – the Johnson surname.
After the Norman conquest of 1066, a lot of people started using the surname Johnson. Johnson means son of John and this name could possibly go all the way back to John the Baptist in the Bible. The Johnson clan became involved in a war with the Maxwells over land rights near the border of Scotland and Britain and soon British military disbanded both clans. The Johnsons were continually trying to protect and defend their lands, but as losses came here and there, they would have to move to another area and once again start over defending what they had obtained building strong fortresses wherever they were at. in hopes of it withstanding attacks