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Jons Surname Meaning

Danish and Swedish (Jöns): from a shortened form of the personal name Johannes (see John ).

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


Similar surnames: Joens, Jens, Jans, Johns, Jonas, Sons, Jone, Jones, Jank, Jong

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Where is the Jons family from?

You can see how Jons families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Jons family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Jons families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 141 Jons families living in Northumberland. This was about 22% of all the recorded Jons's in United Kingdom. Northumberland had the highest population of Jons families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Jons surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Jons ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Jons. 39% of Jons men worked as a General Labourer and 72% of Jons women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Jons were Ship Plater and Unpaid Domestic. .

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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 1939

  • General Labourer
    39%
  • Iron Moulder
    16%
  • Farmer
    16%
  • Ship Plater
    16%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    72%
  • Unpaid Domestic Dutie
    4%
  • Housewife
    3%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
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Census Records

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Jons. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Jons 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Jons. 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 Cards

There are 669 military records available for the last name Jons. For the veterans among your Jons ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Jons lifespan?

Between 1965 and 2004, in the United States, Jons life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1991, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Jons in 1965 was 57, and 71 in 2004.

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