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


Similar surnames: Cones, Jones, Dones, Mones, Bones, Jines, Doles, Ines, Somes, Copes

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Fones Family Origin

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Fones Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    37%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Dentist

    5%

In 1880, the most common Fones occupation in the USA was Farmer. 37% of Fones's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Fones family was Dentist. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fones.

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Between 1944 and 2004, Fones life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Fones in 1944 was 26, and 75 in 2004.

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