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Stone Name Meaning

English: from Middle English ston(e) ‘stone rock’ (Old English stān). The surname may be topographic for someone who lived on stony ground by a notable outcrop of rock or by a stone boundary-marker or monument or habitational from a place called Stone such as those in Buckinghamshire Devon Gloucestershire Hampshire Kent Somerset Staffordshire and Worcestershire. Irish (Kilkenny): adopted for Irish Ó Clochartaigh (see Clougherty ) and/or Ó Clochasaigh (see Clohessy ) and possibly several other names containing or thought to contain the element cloch ‘stone’. Americanized form (translation into English) of various surnames in other languages meaning ‘stone’ including Jewish Stein Norwegian Steine French Lapierre Desroche and Desroches .

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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Where is the Stone family from?

You can see how Stone families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Stone family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Stone families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 483 Stone families living in New York. This was about 16% of all the recorded Stone's in USA. New York had the highest population of Stone families in 1840.
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What did your Stone ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Stone. 14% of Stone men worked as a Farmer and 7% of Stone women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Stone were Truck Driver and Housekeeper. .

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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 1940

  • Farmer
    14%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Truck Driver
    3%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    7%
  • Teacher
    6%
  • Stenographer
    6%
  • Housekeeper
    6%
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Passenger Lists

There are 109,000 immigration records available for the last name Stone. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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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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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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