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Jones is the commonest Welsh surname, but it originates from England, simply meaning 'John's son'. Celebrities with the surname Jones include singer Tom Jones, Rolling Stones guitarist Brian Jones and wartime inventor of transport refrigeration Frederick Jones.

The earliest occurrence of the Jones surname in our family history documents is from 1410, and we currently have 16,198,704 records where Jones appears. Here are a few more facts to get you started…

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