Stone Family History

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Stone Name Meaning

English: from Old English stan ‘stone’, in any of several uses. It is most commonly a topographic name, for someone who lived either on stony ground or by a notable outcrop of rock or a stone boundary-marker or monument, but it is also found as a metonymic occupational name for someone who worked in stone, a mason or stonecutter. There are various places in southern and western England named with this word, for example in Buckinghamshire, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Kent, Somerset, Staffordshire, and Worcestershire, and the surname may also be a habitational name from any of these. Translation of various surnames in other languages, including Jewish Stein, Norwegian Steine, and compound names formed with this word.

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

Similar surnames: Stowe, Stoney, Stoner, Stoop, Stoke, Stave, Stene, Tone, Sole, Spong

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Stone Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Stone name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Stone. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • European Jewish


  • Norway


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Stone Family Origin

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Stone Family Occupations

What did your Stone ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Stone occupation in Canada was Farmer. 36% of Stone's were Farmers. Farmer, Servant and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Stone. A less common occupation for the Stone family was Labourer.

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  • Farmer

  • Servant

  • Laborer

  • Labourer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Stone ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Stone Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1 million census records available for the last name Stone. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Stone 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 109,000 immigration records available for the last name Stone. 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 201,000 military records available for the last name Stone. For the veterans among your Stone ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Stone Life Expectancy

What is the average Stone lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Stone life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Stone in 1940 was 39, and 73 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Stone ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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