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Today's generation of the Cones family bears a name that was brought to England by the migration wave that was started by the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Cones family lived in Kent, where they held lands and a family seat at Fairbourne (later Fairlawn).

Cones Early Origins



The surname Cones was first found in Kent, where the Cones family was anciently seated as Lords of the Manor of Fairbourne (later Fairlawn). At the taking of the Domesday Book in 1086, a survey initiated by Duke William after his conquest of England at Hastings in 1066, this estate was held by Hugh le Vendee, nephew of Herbert and Ralph de Courbepine from the tenant in chief, the Bishop of Bayeux, and it is from Hugh which the family is conjecturally descended.

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Cones Spelling Variations


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Cones Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years the English language had no fixed system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations occurred commonly in Anglo Norman surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Cones were recorded, including Chowne, Chown, Chiowne, Chioune, Choon, Chiown, Cone, Chone, Cowne, Cown, Coun, Coune, Chune, Choone and many more.

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Cones Early History


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Cones Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cones research. Another 249 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1583, 1639, 1613, 1668, 1659 and 1668 are included under the topic Early Cones History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cones Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cones Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cones Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



The unstable environment in England at this time caused numerous families to board ships and leave in search of opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad in places like Ireland, Australia, and particularly the New World. The voyage was extremely difficult, however, and only taken at great expense. The cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels caused many to arrive diseased and starving, not to mention destitute from the enormous cost. Still opportunity in the emerging nations of Canada and the United States was far greater than at home and many went on to make important contributions to the cultures of their adopted countries. An examination of many early immigration records reveals that people bearing the name Cones arrived in North America very early:

Cones Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • J. Cones, aged 26, who emigrated to America from London, in 1893
  • Mrs. J. Cones, aged 26, who landed in America from London, in 1893

Cones Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Elliott Baird Cones, who emigrated to the United States, in 1903
  • Ida Cones, aged 23, who landed in America, in 1911
  • Perla Cones, aged 58, who emigrated to the United States from Le Cairo, Egypt, Africa, in 1914
  • Abraham Cones, aged 28, who landed in America from Le Cairo, Egypt, Africa, in 1914
  • Frank Cones, aged 33, who emigrated to the United States, in 1917
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    2. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    3. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    4. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    5. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    6. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    7. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    8. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    9. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    10. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
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    The Cones Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cones 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 18 January 2015 at 23:44.

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