Jones Family History

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Jones Name Meaning

English and Welsh: patronymic from the Middle English personal name Jon(e) (see John). The surname is especially common in Wales and southern central England. In North America this name has absorbed various cognate and like-sounding surnames from other languages. (For forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988).

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


Similar surnames: Jonas, Janes, Jone, Jons, Bones, Joles, Fones, Montes, Rones, Sones

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Jones Family Origin

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Jones Family Occupations

What did your Jones ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Jones. 28% of Jones men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Jones women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Jones were Clerk and Servant

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    28%
  • Labourer
    9%
  • Laborer
    6%
  • Clerk
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Stenographer
    9%
  • Housekeeper
    9%
  • Clerk
    7%
  • Servant
    6%

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

Jones Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 9 million census records available for the last name Jones. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Jones census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

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

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Jones Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Jones life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Jones in 1940 was 39, and 72 in 2004.

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