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Bones Family History

Bones Name Meaning

English: variant of Bone 2. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): metronymic from the Yiddish female personal name Bone, of Latinate origin.

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


Similar surnames: Rones, Bines, Bone, Boner, Banes, Bonet, Bonis, Boles, Jones, Bobek

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Where is the Bones family from?

You can see how Bones families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bones family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bones families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 8 Bones families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 29% of all the recorded Bones's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Bones families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bones surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bones ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Bones. 29% of Bones men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Bones women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bones were Salesman and Clerk.

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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
    29%
  • Farmer
    20%
  • Truck Driver
    4%
  • Salesman
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    12%
  • Housewife
    12%
  • Seamstress
    9%
  • Clerk
    9%
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Census Records

There are 28,000 census records available for the last name Bones. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bones census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Bones. 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 Cards

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Bones. For the veterans among your Bones ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bones lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Bones life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Bones in 1949 was 42, and 74 in 2004.

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