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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  • Farmer

    50%
  • Millwright

    50%

In 1881, Farmer and Millwright were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Fones. The most common Fones occupation in Canada was Farmer. 50% of Fones's were Farmers.

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Between 1944 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Fones

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