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Bone Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): nickname meaning ‘good’ from Middle English bon(e) boun Old French bon ‘good’. English: possibly a nickname from Middle English bone ‘bone leg’ (Old English bān; compare Bain ) used of someone with a bad leg or long legs. English: variant of Boone Slovenian: from a short form of the personal name Bonifac(ij) (from Latin Bonifatius; see Boniface ) or from a pet form of the personal name Bon 7. Hungarian (Bóné): from bóné denoting a particular kind of fishing net hence a metonymic occupational name for a fisherman or perhaps for a maker of such nets.

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

Similar surnames: Boone, Bond, Bon, Hone, Bono, Boye, Bane, Borne, Bove, Boner

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You can see how Bone families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bone family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bone families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 31 Bone families living in Ohio. This was about 18% of all the recorded Bone's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Bone families in 1840.
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What did your Bone ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Bone. 20% of Bone men worked as a Laborer and 8% of Bone women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bone were Truck Driver and Seamstress. .

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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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Teacher
  • Housekeeper
  • Seamstress
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Passenger Lists

There are 84,000 immigration records available for the last name Bone. 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 17,000 military records available for the last name Bone. For the veterans among your Bone ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bone lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Bone life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Bone in 1942 was 63, and 77 in 2004.

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