What does the name Jones mean?
Jones is the most common 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.
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Typical jobs for Joneses
Hard-working people, the Joneses. 19941 worked in domestic service, according to the 1901 Census.
Where most Joneses lived
In the 1900s, you’d probably bump into a Jones in Glamorganshire.
Joneses’ criminal history
How do we put this... Not all Joneses were angels, apparently. We found 25951 in criminal records.
Joneses in World War I
According to the World War I records, 21383 Joneses served in the First World War.