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Where did the Dutch Bones family come from? What is the Dutch Bones family crest and coat of arms? When did the Bones family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Bones family history?

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Bon, Bonn, Boon, Bone, Bones, Bons, Bonns, Boun, van Bon and many more.

First found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in Amsterdam, an ancient 13th century town held by the Lords of Amstel. Giesebrecht II built a castle there. Geisbrecht III built the dam to keep out the sea. It is first mentioned in charters of 1275 when Floris IV, the count of Holland granted its charter. It became a city of great mercantile wealth. It hold great treasures of art. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into a most influential family.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bones research. Another 285 words(20 lines of text) covering the years 1556 and 1723 are included under the topic Early Bones History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Bones Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Bones Settlers in United States in the 17th Century


  • Xph Bones, who landed in Virginia in 1655

Bones Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • John Bones, aged 20, landed in Georgia in 1812

Bones Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century


  • Mary Bones, aged 9, arrived in Montreal in 1849
  • Thomas Bones, aged 7, arrived in Montreal in 1849
  • Thos Bones, aged 33, landed in Montreal in 1849
  • William Bones, aged 5, arrived in Montreal in 1849
  • Harriet Bones, aged 2, arrived in Montreal in 1849

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  • Jimmie Bones, American organ, piano and keyboard player in Kid Rock's Twisted Brown Trucker Band
  • Ricardo "Ricky" Bones (b. 1969), Puerto-Rico born, American Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Ken Bones, British television, film and stage actor, member of the Royal Shakespeare Company
  • Ebony Bones, British singer-songwriter, record producer and actress
  • Bice Bones (b. 1969), Italian ski mountaineer


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  10. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
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The Bones Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bones Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 23 October 2014 at 11:43.

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