The Johnstone Clan

also Johnston

The deadly feud between the Johnstones and the Maxwells lasted almost a century

Name derivation - patronymic, son of John.

The name could also derive from Johns tun , not from ‘son of John’ A tun being a piece of land. John in identifying himself identified as being john from Johns tun and his son Gilbert identifed as Gilbert de johnstoun.

See also Annan

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The Johnstones also found time to feud with the Armstrongs of Liddesdale.