Stories, links and research for those of the Johnston/e families.
Sunday, March 3, 2013
In the early 1600's, there was a period of extreme hardship in Scotland. Hoping to better their way of life or by royal decree, many Scots migrated to Ulster, an unsettled land. Among these early settlers were many Johnstons. In fact, so many Johnstons migrated there that it is often said the there were more Johnstons in Northern Ireland than in Scotland. Their descendants are denoted as Scotch-Irish. In later years, many of these Scotch-Irish Johnstons in turn migrated to America.