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Origins of the Stone surname

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What does the name Stone mean?

The Stone surname is English, and is thought to have Anglo-Saxon roots. The name is believed to have topographical roots, and has been discovered in records as far back as the 1200s. It was hypothesised to have been given to those who lived at or near a particularly remarkable stone or set of stones, and their lineage.

Alternative variations of the name Stone

Stone, Stones, Stown, Stoan, Stoane

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Where do most Stones live?

In 1921, most Stones lived in London.


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Interesting facts about Stones

How common is your surname?

139th most common surname in the UK

We have 233,000 records for the Stone surname. The oldest one dates back to 1086.

Who were Stones most likely to marry?

Smiths

&

Browns

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What are the most common Stone first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Stones

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Stones in 1921
Dressmaker

1,150

Laundress

809

General Servant Domestic

588

Domestic Servant

512

General Servant

443

Common Male occupations for Stones in 1921
Agricultural Labourer

1,248

General Labourer

933

Carpenter

747

Farm Labourer

693

Coal Miner

588

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