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Hone Surname Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived by a prominent stone especially a boundary marker from Middle English hone ‘stone rock’ (Old English hān) the same word as modern English hone ‘whetstone’. Compare Honer . German (Höne) in part of Sorbian origin: see Hoene and Hoehne .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Hose, Hope, Howe, Hoe, Hole, Honer, Hove, Bone, Honey, Tone

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Where is the Hone family from?

You can see how Hone families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hone family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hone families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 64 Hone families living in Ontario. This was about 47% of all the recorded Hone's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Hone families in 1911.
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What did your Hone ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Hone. 66% of Hone men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Hone women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hone were Engineer and Dressmaker. .

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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
  • Tudiant
  • Gardener
  • Engineer

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Housewife
  • Dressmaker
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Census Records

There are 54,000 census records available for the last name Hone. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hone 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Hone. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Hone. For the veterans among your Hone ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hone lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Hone life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Hone in 1958 was 45, and 69 in 2004.

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