Fones Family History
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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