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Family spelling variants includes Johns, Joynes, Johnys, Johnes, Joens, Joanes

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Family spelling variants include Joanes, Joens, Johnes, Johnys, Joynes, Johns.

There are approximately 2,029,148 Jones family members around the world. In general you can double this figure to include those related to the Jones names to allow for those connected to the name through maiden name connections.

It is estimated that the largest group of Jones family members live USA with 1,430,000 (70.5%) members, England with 262,805 (13%), Australia with 95,808 (4.7%), Wales with 86,331 (4.3%), Canada with 62,958 (3.1%), South Africa with 58,554 (2.9%), Scotland with 13,257 (0.7%), New Zealand with 9,912 and Ireland with 9,523 (0.5%) members. 

An English and Welsh variant of the Middle English personal name Jon(e) (John). 

An English locative name for someone who lived or worked ‘at John’s (house)’.

Similar to John or Johns, the name signifies 'gracious'.

Early bearers of the surname include: Matilda Jones, 1279 in Hundred Rolls (Hunts); Roger Jonis, 1327 in Subsidy Rolls (Suffolk); Robert Johns, 1327 in Subsidy Rolls (Somerset); Edwardo Jones, 1381 in Poll Tax (Turkdean, Gloucs); Thomas Jones, 1497 in PROB 11 (Bristol, Gloucs); Elizabeth Jones, 1541 in IGI (Middleton by Oldham, Lancs); George Jones, 1566 in IGI (Prestbury, Cheshire).

Robert Jones, an English convict from Middlesex, was transported aboard the "Almorah" in April 1817, settling in New South Wales, Australia.

In 1891 Census, there were 349,541 occurrences in England and Wales and a further 1,815 in Scotland.

In 1881 Census, the surname was widespread especially Wales, West Midlands and Lancashire. It was also frequent in the Southern county of Kent and was reported as a top county for the surname with 4,193 occurrences. 

In 1881, Farmer, Coal Miner and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Jones in the UK. The most common Jones occupation was a Farmer and a less common occupation was Agricultural Labourer.

The noted, Richard Jones (1790 – 1855) was an English economist born in Tunbridge Wells, Kent. He was known for criticising the theoretical views of David Ricardo and T. R. Malthus on economic rent and population.

1881, 1891 Census

1881 Census in Kent

Dictionary of American Family Homes, P Hanks OUP 2003

Homes of Family Names in Great Britain, H.B. Guppy, London 1890

The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland, P.Hanks, Coats, McClure OUP 2016

1860 Lower, Mark A Patronymica Britannica: a dictionary of the family names of the United Kingdom, London: J.R Smith. Public Domain

1857 Arthur, William An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names. New York: Sheldon, Blakeman. Public Domain

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Grace Beverly Jones, May 19, 1948 (born). Jamaican-American, entertainer Bishop Noel Jones, January 31, 1950 (born). Jamaican-American, bishop, brother of Grace Jones Marion Jones, October 12, 1975 (born). Former American track and field athlete Catherine Zeta-Jones, September 25, 1969 (born). Welsh actress James Earl Jones, January 17, 1931(born). American actor Tommy Lee Jones, September 15, 1946 (born). American actor

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Lee Jones 46yrs old from pontypool south wales

Michelle Jones

my grandfather was a jones he said that his origin came from wales and ireland i dont know much about him but i know my great great grandparents are from ireland .

Anthony Barrett

(Part 1 of 3) The Jones name has a long history in British Isles, but now DNA and some recorded history says their origin is from the Emerald Island. The Jones story [dominated by DNA tribal marker R1b-L513, Subgroup B2] can trace their origins to the Finn Valley in Donegal, Ireland from 50 BCE. Perhaps the journey begins with the Clanna Dedad; Deda, son of Sen or Deda Mac Sin. The Jones surname origin is from Clan Domnaill [DNA Tribe R1b-L513, Subgroup B1] and relations who remain in Ireland take the modern surname (O’)Donnelly, McDonald and Donohue in Ireland.

Anthony Barrett

(Part 2 of 3) According to research, the Domnaill name is also found in Brittany, France. It is a very old name which appears in the 5th century Roman inscriptions as Dumnovellaunos in Brittany meaning “Deep Valour” equivalent to Irish Domhnaill. But how could this be? Recent discoveries from DNA testing are unlocking the migration patterns of Celtic tribes as late as 800 CE to 1200 CE. The Jones story begins in pre-history Ireland then moves to Wales where the family can be traced back to their Welsh tribe Cydifor Fawr. An ancestor and many of his kin will then move to Brittany, France during the Dark Ages.

Anthony Barrett

(Part 3 of 3) Discover their newly found untold story and how forgotten texts bring their story back to life. From the ebook, “The Tribe Within” learn how DNA unfolds this amazing tale and if you look in the right places, how history narrates this evidence. There is another written account of their story, but it is camouflaged in smoke and myth – it will become the tales of King Arthur. Come follow in the footsteps of Deda Mac Sin and visit https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/401207

Anthony Barrett

The Jones name has a long history in Wales, but now DNA and some recorded history says their origin is from the Emerald Island. The Jones story [dominated by DNA tribal marker R1b-L513, Subgroup B2] can trace their origins to the Finn Valley in Donegal, Ireland from 50 BCE. Perhaps the journey begins with the Clanna Dedad; Deda, son of Sen or Deda Mac Sin. The Jones surname origin is from Clan Domnaill [DNA Tribe R1b-L513, Subgroup B1] and relations who remain in Ireland take the modern surname (O’)Donnelly, McDonald and Donohue in Ireland. The Domnaill name is also found in Brittany, France according to research from the Centre de Recherche Bretonne et Celtique. It is a very old name which appears in the 5th century Roman inscription

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