RYAN JOHNSON | WHAT’S IN A NAME? FOR INDIANAPOLIS MONTHLY
September 27, 2023 Ryan Johnson
If you ever wanted to find out “What’s In A Name” now’s the time with #lcmartist Ryan Johnson & Indianapolis Monthly. We’re getting to the bottom of why so many Hoosiers have the same name. Did you know that Smith is the most common name not only in Indiana but in 39 other states? Its origin is English and Scottish and indicated what you did for a living. Smith was a name commonly used for blacksmiths or farriers. The #2 name is Miller for mill workers, and #3 is Johnson (suitable artist clearly), an English-Norman moniker (means son of John).