Stone Name Meaning

English: from Old English stan ‘stone’, in any of several uses. It is most commonly a topographic name, for someone who lived either on stony ground or by a notable outcrop of rock or a stone boundary-marker or monument, but it is also found as a metonymic occupational name for someone who worked in stone, a mason or stonecutter. There are various places in southern and western England named with this word, for example in Buckinghamshire, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Kent, Somerset, Staffordshire, and Worcestershire, and the surname may also be a habitational name from any of these. Translation of various surnames in other languages, including Jewish Stein, Norwegian Steine, and compound names formed with this word.

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


Similar surnames: Stowe, Stoney, Stoner, Stoop, Stoke, Stave, Stene, Tone, Sole, Spong

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Stone Family Origin

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Stone Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    37%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Farming

    4%

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

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United States

Between 1940 and 2004, Stone life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Stone in 1940 was 39, and 73 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Stone

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