Jones Name Meaning

English and Welsh: patronymic from the Middle English personal name Jon(e) (see John). The surname is especially common in Wales and southern central England. In North America this name has absorbed various cognate and like-sounding surnames from other languages. (For forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988).

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


Similar surnames: Jonas, Janes, Jone, Jons, Bones, Joles, Fones, Montes, Rones, Sones

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Jones Family Origin

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Jones Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    36%
  • Laborer

    11%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farm Laborer

    5%

In 1880, the most common Jones occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Jones's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Jones. A less common occupation for the Jones family was Farm Laborer.

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Jones Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1940 and 2004, Jones life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Jones in 1940 was 39, and 72 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Jones

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