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Stones Name Meaning

English (Yorkshire and Lancashire): variant of Stone with plural or post-medieval excrescent -s. A number of the places called Stone are sometimes recorded with plural spellings in the medieval period including Stone (Staffordshire) recorded as Stanes in 1187.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Stoner, Stokes, Stoney, Stone, Simones, Soles, Stoken, Stine, Townes

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Where is the Stones family from?

You can see how Stones families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Stones family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Stones families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 4 Stones families living in Ohio. This was about 25% of all the recorded Stones's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Stones families in 1840.
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What did your Stones ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Stones. 20% of Stones men worked as a Laborer and 9% of Stones women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Stones 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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
  • Housewife
  • Secretary
  • Teacher
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Census Records

There are 74,000 census records available for the last name Stones. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Stones census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

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

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What is the average Stones lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Stones life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Stones in 1958 was 46, and 83 in 2004.

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