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Hone Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived by a boundary stone or a prominent outcrop of rock, from Middle English hon ‘stone’, ‘rock’. This is the same word as modern English hone ‘whetstone’, and the surname may also be a metonymic occupational name for someone who used a whetstone to sharpen swords, daggers, and knives. Dutch and North German (Höne): from the Germanic personal name Huno, a short form of the various compound names with the first element hun. Compare, for example, Humphrey. The exact meaning of this element is disputed, but it may be cognate with Old Norse húnn ‘bear cub’.

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


Similar surnames: Hose, Hope, Howe, Hoe, Hole, Honer, Hove, Bone, Honey, Tone

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Where is the Hone family from?

You can see how Hone families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hone family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Hone families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 13 Hone families living in New York. This was about 42% of all the recorded Hone's in USA. New York had the highest population of Hone families in 1840.
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What did your Hone ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Hone. 21% of Hone men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Hone women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hone were Carpenter and Teacher. .

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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

  • Farmer
    21%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Carpenter
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Waitress
    11%
  • Bookkeeper
    10%
  • Housewife
    9%
  • Teacher
    7%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Hone. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Hone. For the veterans among your Hone ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hone lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Hone life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Hone in 1958 was 45, and 69 in 2004.

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