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Bone Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): nickname meaning ‘good’, from Old French bon ‘good’. English: nickname for a thin man, from Middle English bon ‘bone’ (Old English ban; compare Bain 2). Hungarian (Bóné): from bóné denoting a particular kind of fishing net, hence a metonymic occupational name for a fisherman or perhaps for a maker of such nets.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Boone, Bond, Bon, Hone, Bono, Boye, Bane, Borne, Bove, Boner

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Where is the Bone family from?

You can see how Bone families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bone family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bone families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 274 Bone families living in Ontario. This was about 54% of all the recorded Bone's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Bone families in 1911.
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What did your Bone ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Student were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Bone. 32% of Bone men worked as a Farmer and 28% of Bone women worked as a Student. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bone were Clerk and Servant.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    32%
  • Labourer
    16%
  • Laborer
    10%
  • Clerk
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Student
    28%
  • Housekeeper
    28%
  • Income
    28%
  • Servant
    19%
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Census Records

There are 170,000 census records available for the last name Bone. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bone census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 84,000 immigration records available for the last name Bone. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 17,000 military records available for the last name Bone. For the veterans among your Bone ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bone lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Bone life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Bone in 1942 was 63, and 77 in 2004.

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