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Fones Name Meaning

English (West Midlands): unexplained; perhaps from Middle English fon(ne) ‘stupid person’, ‘fool’ (origin unknown) or Middle English foun ‘fawn’, ‘young deer’ (from Old French feon, foun, faon). Possibly an Americanized spelling of German Fanz, a nickname for a roguish or mischievous person, from Middle High German vanz ‘joker’, ‘rogue’.

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


Similar surnames: Cones, Jones, Dones, Mones, Bones, Jines, Doles, Ines, Somes, Copes

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Fones Family Origin

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Fones Family Occupations

What did your Fones ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Fones. 31% of Fones men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Fones women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Fones were Painter and Saleslady

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    31%
  • Farmer
    17%
  • Truck Driver
    6%
  • Painter
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    11%
  • Seamstress
    7%
  • Clerk
    7%
  • Saleslady
    7%

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

Fones Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

There are 951 immigration records available for the last name Fones. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Fones. For the veterans among your Fones ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Fones Life Expectancy

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Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Fones life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Fones in 1944 was 26, and 75 in 2004.

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