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

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    5%
  • Bank Agent

    5%
  • Boilersmith

    5%
  • Boot Maker Employing 3 Men & 3 Boys

    5%

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

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Tone Historical Records

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Tone Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1952 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Tone

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