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Fones Early Origins



The surname Fones was first found in Devon where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 12th century when they held estates at Plymouth. They are believed to have been originally from Saxby Saphy in Worcestershire about 1000 A.D.

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Fones Spelling Variations


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Fones Spelling Variations



Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Fones family name include Fowns, Fownes, Vownes, Faun, Faunce, Vaunce, Vaun, Fones, Foynes, Voynes, Phones, Phowns and many more.

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Fones Early History


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Fones Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fones research. Another 271 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1538, 1142, 1149, 1162, 1455, 1487, 1610 and 1673 are included under the topic Early Fones History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Fones Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Fones Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Fones Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Fones In Ireland


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Fones In Ireland



Some of the Fones family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 127 words (9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Fones surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Fones Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Elizabeth Fones (1610-1673), English settler from Suffolk arriving at the Massachusetts Bay Colony with her daughter Martha aboard the Lyon in 1631

Fones Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Mrs S. A. Fones, aged 25, who landed in America from London, in 1906
  • Mrs James R Fones, aged 22, who emigrated to the United States, in 1907
  • Chas. A. Fones, aged 45, who landed in America, in 1907
  • Helen Fones, aged 38, who emigrated to the United States, in 1907
  • Mary Fones, aged 25, who emigrated to America from Dudley, England, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Fones Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Christopher Fones, who landed in Canada in 1831
  • Daniel Fones, who arrived in Canada in 1831

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Contemporary Notables of the name Fones (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Fones (post 1700)



  • William H. D. Fones (1917-2010), American jurist on the State Supreme Court of Tennessee
  • Alfred Civilion Fones (1869-1938), American dentist who is generally considered to be the the founder of the profession of dental hygiene in 1906
  • Robert Fones, Canadian visual artist and winner of the Governor General's Awards in visual and media arts in 2011

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    2. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    3. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    4. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    5. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    6. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    8. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    10. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    11. ...

    The Fones Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Fones 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 29 November 2016 at 14:29.

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