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Fones Family History

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

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8,732 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
1,384 Military Records
879 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Fones Families

  • Number of Fones families
     22 - 41
     8 - 21
     1 - 7
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Fones families
     56 - 109
     19 - 55
     1 - 18
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Fones last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Fones Family Origin

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Fones Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Fones

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Fones Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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