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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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You can see how Stone families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Stone family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Stone families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 483 Stone families living in New York. This was about 16% of all the recorded Stone's in USA. New York had the highest population of Stone families in 1840.
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What did your Stone ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Stone. 14% of Stone men worked as a Farmer and 7% of Stone women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Stone were Truck Driver and Housekeeper. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Teacher
  • Stenographer
  • Housekeeper
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Passenger Lists

There are 109,000 immigration records available for the last name Stone. 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 201,000 military records available for the last name Stone. For the veterans among your Stone ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Stone lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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