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Bone Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): nickname meaning ‘good’, from Old French bon ‘good’. English: nickname for a thin man, from Middle English bon ‘bone’ (Old English ban; compare Bain 2). Hungarian (Bóné): from bóné denoting a particular kind of fishing net, hence a metonymic occupational name for a fisherman or perhaps for a maker of such nets.

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


Similar surnames: Boone, Bond, Bon, Hone, Bono, Boye, Bane, Borne, Bove, Boner

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Bone Family Origin

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Bone Family Occupations

What did your Bone ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Bone. 3% of Bone men worked as a General Labourer and 56% of Bone women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bone were Cowman and Private Means

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
    3%
  • Builders Labourer
    1%
  • Gardener
    1%
  • Cowman
    1%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    56%
  • Housewife
    2%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    2%
  • Private Means
    2%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Bone Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 170,000 census records available for the last name Bone. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bone 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 84,000 immigration records available for the last name Bone. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 17,000 military records available for the last name Bone. For the veterans among your Bone ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bone Life Expectancy

What is the average Bone lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Bone life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Bone in 1942 was 63, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bone

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