Bones Family History
Bones Name Meaning
English: variant of Bunce Irish: translation into English of Gaelic Ó Cnáimhsighe by association with cnámh ‘bone’. Compare Bonar Norwegian: habitational name from the farm name Bones in the province of Trøndelag. The first element is derived from the river name Bua from Old Norse búa ‘live’ perhaps meaning ‘river that runs through a settled valley’. The second element is nes ‘promontory headland’. Compare Boness and Bonnes . Norwegian (Bønes): habitational name from the farm name Bønes in the province of Hordaland composed of the elements bø ‘enclosure meadow’ and nes ‘promontory headland’. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): metronymic from the Yiddish female personal name Bone of Latin origin.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022