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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 ‘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

Similar surnames: Rones, Bines, Bone, Boner, Banes, Bonet, Bonis, Boles, Jones, Bobek

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You can see how Bones families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bones family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bones families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 28 Bones families living in Nova Scotia. This was about 44% of all the recorded Bones's in Canada. Nova Scotia had the highest population of Bones families in 1911.
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What did your Bones ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Farmer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Bones. 37% of Bones men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Bones women worked as a Farmer. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Carpenter
  • Journalier

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Bones. 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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There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Bones. For the veterans among your Bones ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bones lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Bones life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Bones in 1949 was 42, and 74 in 2004.

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