Bone Family History

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Bone Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): nickname meaning ‘good’, from Old French bon ‘good’. English: nickname for a thin man, from Middle English bon ‘bone’ (Old English ban; compare Bain 2). 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 ©2013, Oxford University Press

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

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Bone Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Bone name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Bone. 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


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Bone Family Origin

Where is the Bone family from?

Bone Family Occupations

What did your Bone ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bone. The most common Bone occupation in the USA was Farmer. 39% of Bone's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Bone family was Farming.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming


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

Bone Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 170,000 census records available for the last name Bone. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bone 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 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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Draft Card

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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Bone Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bone 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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