Hone Family History

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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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Hone Ethnicity Estimate

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


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Hone Family Origin

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Hone Family Occupations

What did your Hone ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Carpenter


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Hone Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 54,000 census records available for the last name Hone. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hone 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 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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Draft Card

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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Hone Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Hone 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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