John (surname)

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Family name
Meaning "Grace of God"
Language(s) of origin Hebrew
Related names John (given name), Johns (surname)

John /ɒn/ is a surname based on the given name John,[citation needed] which is ultimately derived from the Hebrew name יוֹחָנָן‎, Yôḥanan, meaning "Graced by Yahweh".

In South Asia, John was adopted as a last name by some people during the British colonial era. It could be traced to mixed ancestry or colonial adaptation of the name by the locals. In South Asian countries there are mixed ancestry (such as Anglo Indian, Anglo Pakistani or Anglo Burmese) with similar or localized names to John.[clarification needed] People with this surname include:

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