Jones

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in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Jones

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  • A submission from Missouri, United States says the name Jones means "Gift of god" and is of Unknown origin.
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  1. English phonetician (1881-1967)
  2. One of the first great English architects and a theater designer (1573-1652)
  3. American naval commander in the American Revolution (1747-1792)
  4. United States golfer (1902-1971)
  5. United States railroad engineer who died trying to stop his train from crashing into another train; a friend wrote a famous ballad describing the incident (1864-1900)
  6. United States labor leader (born in Ireland) who helped to found the Industrial Workers of the World (1830-1930)
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  1. An English and Welsh patronymic surname​ derived from the given name John.

Notable Persons Named Jones

His military service ended in 1900. Jones was born on October 23rd, 1882 in Newberry County, South Carolina. He died on August 29th, 1993.

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Jones was born on August 28th, 1813 in Salem, Massachusetts. He left this life on May 8th, 1880.

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Jones was born in 1979 in Jacksonville, North Carolina.

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His military service ended in 1835. Jones was born on January 12th, 1814 in Madison County, Alabama. He passed away on March 13th, 1890.

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Jones was born in 1843. He died in 1905.

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Jones Carioca is a soccer player for the Giresunspor, Bonsucesso Futebol Clube, Esporte Clube Noroeste, Deportivo Maldonado, America Football Club (RJ), Cruzeiro Esporte Clube, Goiás Esporte Clube, Esporte Clube Bahia, and Clube Náutico Capibaribe. Jones was born on October 14th, 1988 in Caratinga.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Jones

David Bowie was a singer, songwriter, actor, and record producer. He holds the title Ziggy Stardust" and Heroes". His most notable accomplishments were from 1962 to 2016. David was given the name David Robert Jones on January 8th, 1947 in Brixton, London, England. He died on January 10th, 2016.

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Felicity Jones is an actress. She was most prominent from 1996 to present. Felicity was given the name Felicity Rose Hadley Jones on October 17th, 1983 in Bournville.

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Rashida Jones is an actress and writer. She has been prominent since 1997. Rashida was given the name Rashida Leah Jones by her parents Quincy Jones and Peggy Lipton on February 25th, 1976 in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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Alex Jones is a radio personality, film producer, and radio host. Alex was given the name Alexander Emerick Jones on February 11th, 1974 in Dallas, Texas, United States.

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Catherine Zeta-Jones is an actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1981 to present. Catherine was given the name Catherine Zeta Jones on September 25th, 1969 in Swansea, Wales, UK.

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Jon was born on July 19th, 1987 in Rochester, New York, United States. Jon is also known as Bones.

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How popular is the baby name Jones in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 9 0 9
1881 6 0 6
1882 11 0 11
1884 13 0 13
1885 13 0 13
1886 10 0 10
1888 14 0 14
1889 8 0 8
1890 8 0 8
1891 10 0 10
1892 8 0 8
1893 9 0 9
1894 12 0 12
1895 8 0 8
1896 11 0 11
1897 7 0 7
1899 10 0 10
1900 6 0 6
1901 14 0 14
1902 10 0 10
1904 13 0 13
1905 9 0 9
1906 12 0 12
1907 12 0 12
1908 7 0 7
1909 13 0 13
1910 13 0 13
1911 19 0 19
1912 23 0 23
1913 29 0 29
1914 41 0 41
1915 40 0 40
1916 64 0 64
1917 40 0 40
1918 58 0 58
1919 62 0 62
1920 58 0 58
1921 62 0 62
1922 44 0 44
1923 43 0 43
1924 54 0 54
1925 55 0 55
1926 44 0 44
1927 49 0 49
1928 44 0 44
1929 44 0 44
1930 40 0 40
1931 47 0 47
1932 24 0 24
1933 32 0 32
1934 36 0 36
1935 29 0 29
1936 33 0 33
1937 35 0 35
1938 29 0 29
1939 27 0 27
1940 27 0 27
1941 27 0 27
1942 35 0 35
1943 24 0 24
1944 28 0 28
1945 23 0 23
1946 23 0 23
1947 28 0 28
1948 27 0 27
1949 23 0 23
1950 29 0 29
1951 26 0 26
1952 21 0 21
1953 24 0 24
1954 23 0 23
1955 29 0 29
1956 17 0 17
1957 16 0 16
1958 26 0 26
1959 13 0 13
1960 21 0 21
1961 16 0 16
1962 12 0 12
1963 18 0 18
1964 11 0 11
1965 14 0 14
1966 16 0 16
1967 11 0 11
1968 11 0 11
1969 15 0 15
1970 9 0 9
1971 11 0 11
1972 10 0 10
1973 7 0 7
1974 11 0 11
1975 13 0 13
1976 7 0 7
1977 12 0 12
1978 8 0 8
1979 8 0 8
1980 14 0 14
1981 8 0 8
1982 14 0 14
1983 17 0 17
1984 14 0 14
1985 11 0 11
1986 10 0 10
1987 7 0 7
1988 16 0 16
1989 7 0 7
1990 5 0 5
1991 10 0 10
1992 12 0 12
1993 9 0 9
1994 5 0 5
1995 19 0 19
1996 11 0 11
1997 14 0 14
1998 18 0 18
1999 9 0 9
2000 14 0 14
2001 17 0 17
2002 15 0 15
2003 25 0 25
2004 27 0 27
2005 41 0 41
2006 30 0 30
2007 31 0 31
2008 44 0 44
2009 44 0 44
2010 50 0 50
2011 64 0 64
2012 70 0 70
2013 88 0 88
2014 112 0 112
2015 113 7 106
2016 118 5 113
2017 151 10 141

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Popularity of Jones as a first name

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Popularity of Jones as a last name

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Common last names for Jones

  • Williams
  • Smith
  • Miller
  • Brown
  • Johnson
  • Robinson
  • Thompson

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Jones U.S.
  White 55.19% 64.26%
  African American 38.48% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.44% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.61% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.29% 16.26%

Of Last Name Jones

People with the last name Jones are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Jones

  • What name lists does Jones rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Jones? Jones is the 4,750th most popular name of all time. As a last name Jones was the 5th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Jones have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 3,495 babies born with the first name Jones in the United States. That's more than enough people named Jones to occupy the territory of Falkland Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 3,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Jones? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 9 new born babies.
  • When was Jones first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Jones is Wednesday, January 6th, 1869.
  • What year had the most people named Jones born? The highest recorded use of the first name Jones was in 2017 with a total of 141 babies.
  • Random Jones Factoid: According to the 1916 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Jones is not a popular baby boy's name in Alabama. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Alabama have the same name as you in 1916.
  • Weird things about the name Jones: Your name in reverse order is Senoj. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Jeosn. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Jones? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,425,470 people with the last name Jones.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Jones? Jones was ranked as the 5th most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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