Tone Family History

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Tone Name Meaning

English: variant of Town. Japanese: variously written, usually with characters meaning either ‘sword’ or ‘benefit’ and ‘root’, the latter version being used for the name of the Tone River, which was formerly the boundary between the provinces of Musashi (now Tokyo and Saitama prefecture) and Shimosa (now Chiba prefecture), until it was diverted in early modern times to become the northern boundary of Chiba. Some families may have taken their name from the name of the river.

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

Similar surnames: Sone, Hone, Tobe, Tong, Stone, Tome, Toye, Lone, Bone, Zone

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Tone Family Origin

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Tone Family Occupations

What did your Tone ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Bank Agent and Boilersmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Tone. A less common occupation for the Tone family was Boot Maker Employing 3 Men & 3 Boys. The most common Tone occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 5% of Tone's were Agricultural Labourers.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Bank Agent

  • Boilersmith

  • Boot Maker Employing 3 Men & 3 Boys


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Tone ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Tone Historical Records

What Tone family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Tone. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tone 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Tone. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Tone. For the veterans among your Tone ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Tone Life Expectancy

What is the average Tone lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Tone life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1971. The average life expectancy for Tone in 1952 was 46, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Tone

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Tone ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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