Jones History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

While the ancestors of the bearers of Jones came from ancient Welsh-Celtic origins, the name itself has its roots in Christianity. This surname comes from the personal name John, which is derived from the Latin Johannes, meaning "Yahweh is gracious."

This name has always been common in Britain, rivaling William in popularity by the beginning of the 14th century. The feminine form Joan, or Johanna in Latin, was also popular, and the surname Jones may be derived from either the male or female name. "Though its origins are in England, the surname is predominately held by people of Welsh extraction due to the overwhelming use of patronymics in Wales from the 16th century and the prevalence of the name John at that time." [1] "Next to John Smith, John Jones is probably the most common combination of names in Britain." [2]

Early Origins of the Jones family

The surname Jones was first found in Denbighshire (Welsh: Sir Ddinbych), a historic county in Northeast Wales created by the Laws in Wales Act 1536, where their ancient family seat was at Llanerchrugog.

The name Jones, currently one of the most prolific in the world, descends from three main sources: from Gwaithvoed, Lord Cardigan, Chief of one of the 15 noble tribes of North Wales in 921; from Bleddyn Ap Cynfyn, King of Powys; and from Dyffryn Clwyd, a Chieftain of Denbighland.

All three lines merged in Denbighshire about the 11th century and it is not known which of the three can be considered the main branch of the family. Later some of the family ventured into England. "[The parish of Astall in Oxfordshire] was formerly the residence of Sir Richard Jones, one of the judges of the court of common pleas in the reign of Charles I.; and there are still some remains of the ancient manor-house near the church, which are now converted into a farmhouse." [3]

"Llanarth Court [in Monmouthshire], the admired seat of John Jones, Esq., is a handsome and spacious mansion, the front ornamented with an elegant portico resembling that of the temple of Pæstum." [3]

Early History of the Jones family

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Jones Spelling Variations

Welsh surnames are relatively few in number, but they have an inordinately large number of spelling variations. There are many factors that explain the preponderance of Welsh variants, but the earliest is found during the Middle Ages when Welsh surnames came into use. Scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, which often resulted in a single person's name being inconsistently recorded over his lifetime. The transliteration of Welsh names into English also accounts for many of the spelling variations: the unique Brythonic Celtic language of the Welsh had many sounds the English language was incapable of accurately reproducing. It was also common for members of a same surname to change their names slightly, in order to signify a branch loyalty within the family, a religious adherence, or even patriotic affiliations. For all of these reasons, the many spelling variations of particular Welsh names are very important. The surname Jones has occasionally been spelled Jones, Jonas, Jone, Joness and others.

Early Notables of the Jones family (pre 1700)

Prominent amongst the family during the late Middle Ages was Gwaithvoed Lord Cardigan, Bleddyn Ap Cynfyn, and Dyffryn Clwyd Jones, the three patriarchs of the Jones family; John Jones of Gellilyfdy (c. 1578-c.1658), a Welsh lawyer, antiquary, calligrapher, manuscript collector and scribe; Richard Jones (1638-1712), first Earl of Ranelagh; Sir Samuel Jones (1610-1673), an English politician who sat in the House of Commons in 1656 and 1660; Colonel Philip Jones (1618-1674), a Welsh military...
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Jones World Ranking

In the United States, the name Jones is the 4th most popular surname with an estimated 1,544,427 people with that name. [4] However, in Canada, the name Jones is ranked the 14th most popular surname with an estimated 68,210 people with that name. [5] And in Quebec, Canada, the name Jones is the 478th popular surname. [6] Newfoundland, Canada ranks Jones as 63rd with 413 people. [7] France ranks Jones as 3,371st with 2,000 - 2,500 people. [8] Australia ranks Jones as 2nd with 111,307 people. [9] New Zealand ranks Jones as 3rd with 8,563 people. [10] The United Kingdom ranks Jones as 2nd with 437,227 people. [11] South Africa ranks Jones as 263rd with 25,988 people. [12]

Ireland Migration of the Jones family to Ireland

Some of the Jones family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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United States Jones migration to the United States +

In the 1800s and 1900s, many Welsh families left for North America, in search of land, work, and freedom. Those who made the trip successfully helped contribute to the growth of industry, commerce, and the cultural heritage of both Canada and the United States. In the immigration and passenger lists were a number of people bearing the name Jones

Jones Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Chadwallader Jones, who landed in Virginia in 1623 [13]
  • Alexander Jones, who arrived in New England in 1631 [13]
  • Alice Jones, who arrived in Boston in 1635
  • Mr. John Jones, (b. 1606), aged 29, British settler traveling aboard the ship "Safety" arriving in Virginia in 1635 [14]
  • Mr. William Jones, (b. 1610), aged 25, British settler traveling aboard the ship "Constance" arriving in Virginia in 1635 [14]
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Jones Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • David Jones, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1712 [13]
  • Arthur Jones, who arrived in Virginia in 1724 [13]
  • Cornelius Jones, who arrived in Georgia in 1732 [13]
  • Roger Jones, who arrived in South Carolina in 1738
Jones Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Christian Jones, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1801 [13]
  • William Jones, who landed in New York in 1815 [13]
  • James Jones, who arrived in Puerto Rico in 1816 [13]
  • Sarah Jones, who settled in New York in 1821
  • Caroline Jones, who landed in New York in 1824 [13]
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Jones Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Mr. Stephen Jones, (b. 1877), aged 24, Cornish miner travelling aboard the ship "Lucania" arriving at Ellis Island, New York on 20th July 1901 en route to Butte, Montana, USA [15]
  • Mr. James Jones, (b. 1837), aged 64, Cornish farmer, from Hayle, Cornwall, UK travelling aboard the ship "Germanic" arriving at Ellis Island, New York on 25th October 1901 en route to Benton, Wisconsin, USA [15]
  • Mrs. Lillie Jones, (b. 1877), aged 26, Cornish settler travelling aboard the ship "Teutonic" arriving at Ellis Island, New York on 9th April 1903 en route to Grass Valley, California [15]
  • Mr. Cecil Jones, (b. 1901), aged 2, Cornish settler, from Camborne, Cornwall, UK travelling aboard the ship "Teutonic" arriving at Ellis Island, New York on 9th April 1903 en route to Grass Valley, California, USA [15]
  • Miss Cerita Jones, (b. 1902), aged 1, Cornish settler, from Camborne, Cornwall, UK travelling aboard the ship "Teutonic" arriving at Ellis Island, New York on 9th April 1903 en route to Grass Valley, California, USA [15]
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Canada Jones migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Jones Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Mr. Ebenezer Jones Jr., U.E. (b. 1720) from New York, USA who settled in Home District, Saltfleet Township [Hamilton], Ontario c. 1780 he served in the Orange Rangers, married to Sarah Lockwood they had 5 children [16]
  • Capt. John Jones U.E., aka "Mahogany Jones" born in Maine, USA from Pownalborough, who settled in Grand Manan Island, Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1780 he served in the Rangers, member of the Port Matoon association as well as Penobscot Association [16]
  • Mr. Garret Jones U.E. who settled in Belle Vue, Beaver Harbour, New Brunswick c. 1783 [16]
  • Mr. Thomas Jones U.E. who arrived at Port Roseway [Shelburne], Nova Scotia on October 26, 1783 was passenger number 290 aboard the ship "HMS Clinton", picked up on September 28, 1783 at Staten Island, New York [16]
  • Mrs. Hannah Jones U.E. who arrived at Port Roseway [Shelburne], Nova Scotia on October 26, 1783 was passenger number 319 aboard the ship "HMS Clinton", picked up on September 28, 1783 at Staten Island, New York [16]
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Jones Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Ty. Jones, aged 50, a farmer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the ship "John" from Liverpool, England
  • John Jones, aged 24, a farmer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the ship "John" from Liverpool, England
  • Robert Jones, aged 20, a labourer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Billow" in 1833
  • Richard Jones, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Protector" in 1834
  • William Jones, aged 19, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Highlander" in 1834
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Australia Jones migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Jones Settlers in Australia in the 18th Century
Jones Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Miss Elizabeth Jones, (Evans), British Convict who was convicted in Shropshire, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Earl Cornwallis" in August 1800, arriving in New South Wales, Australia [18]
  • Mr. John Jones, British Convict who was convicted in Middlesex, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Earl Cornwallis" in August 1800, arriving in New South Wales, Australia [18]
  • Mr. Joseph Jones, British Convict who was convicted in Somerset, England for 7 years, transported aboard the "Earl Cornwallis" in August 1800, arriving in New South Wales, Australia [18]
  • Miss Mary Jones, (b. 1760), aged 40, British Convict who was convicted in Chester, Cheshire, England for 7 years for stealing, transported aboard the "Earl Cornwallis" in August 1800, arriving in New South Wales, Australia, she died in 1827 [18]
  • Mr. Sampson Jones, British Convict who was convicted in Worcester, Worcestershire, England for life, transported aboard the "Earl Cornwallis" in August 1800, arriving in New South Wales, Australia [18]
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New Zealand Jones migration to New Zealand +

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Jones Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Andrew Jones, Australian settler travelling from Hobart, Tasmania, Australia aboard the ship "Bee" arriving in New Zealand in 1831 [19]
  • Mr. Stephen Jones, Australian settler travelling from Port of Hobart, Tasmania, Australia on board the ship "David Owen" arriving in New Zealand in 1832 [19]
  • Thomas Jones, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1839 aboard the ship Success
  • Thomas Jones, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Success" in 1839
  • Joseph Jones, aged 21, a gardener, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Martha Ridgeway" in 1840
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Jones Settlers in New Zealand in the 20th Century
  • Chris Jones, aged 22, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "S. S. Waimana" in 1926

West Indies Jones migration to West Indies +

The British first settled the British West Indies around 1604. They made many attempts but failed in some to establish settlements on the Islands including Saint Lucia and Grenada. By 1627 they had managed to establish settlements on St. Kitts (St. Christopher) and Barbados, but by 1641 the Spanish had moved in and destroyed some of these including those at Providence Island. The British continued to expand the settlements including setting the First Federation in the British West Indies by 1674; some of the islands include Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman Island, Turks and Caicos, Jamaica and Belize then known as British Honduras. By the 1960's many of the islands became independent after the West Indies Federation which existed from 1958 to 1962 failed due to internal political conflicts. After this a number of Eastern Caribbean islands formed a free association. [20]
Jones Settlers in West Indies in the 17th Century
  • Mr. Richard Jones, (b. 1611), aged 23, British settler travelling from London, UK arriving in St Christopher (St. Kitts) on 5th January 1634 [13]
  • Mr. Edward Jones, (b. 1613), aged 21, British settler travelling from London, UK arriving in St Christopher (St. Kitts) on 5th January 1634 [13]
  • Mr. Thomas Jones, (b. 1615), aged 19, British settler travelling from Gravesend, UK aboard the ship "Hopewell" arriving in Barbados on 17th February 1634 [13]
  • MissMarie Jones, (b. 1615), aged 20, British settler travelling from London, England aboard the ship "Anne and Elizabeth" arriving in Barbados in 1635 [21]
  • Miss Edith Jones, (b. 1614), aged 21, British settler travelling from London, England aboard the ship "Alexander" arriving in Barbados in 1635 [22]
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Contemporary Notables of the name Jones (post 1700) +

  • Calvin Jones (1951-2021), American professional football cornerback in the National Football League (NFL) with the Denver Broncos (1973-1976)
  • Dean Carroll Jones (1931-2015), American actor, probably best known for his starring roles in the Walt Disney movies The Love Bug, The Ugly Dachshund, Blackbeard's Ghost and Snowball Express
  • Alex C. Jones Jr. (1941-2017), American Roman Catholic deacon
  • Robert Earl "Bob" Jones (1940-2021), American college basketball coach
  • Cherry Jones (b. 1956), American actress best known for The Horse Whisperer, Erin Brockovich, Signs and The Village. A five-time Tony Award nominee for her work on Broadway, she won the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play twice, also won three Emmy Awards, winning the Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in 2009, twice winning the Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series. She has also won three Drama Desk Awards
  • Ron Cephas Jones (b. 1957), American actor best known for This Is Us, Mr. Robot, and Luke Cage, he earned four consecutive Primetime Emmy Award nominations, winning twice for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series in 2018 and 2020
  • Robert Clifford Jones (1936-2021), American Academy Award winning film editor, screenwriter, and educator, known for It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (1963), Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967), and Bound for Glory (1976)
  • Anthony Edward "Tony" Jones (1966-2021), American professional football player who was an offensive tackle in the National Football League from 1988 to 2000
  • Edith Hollan Jones (b. 1949), American jurist, United States Circuit Judge and the former Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • K. C. Jones (1932-2020), American professional basketball player and coach, inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1989
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Arrow Air Flight 1285
  • Mr. Joseph A Jones (b. 1963), American Sergeant from Knoxville, Tennessee, USA who died in the crash [23]
Empress of Ireland
  • Mr. Edward John Jones, British First Officer from United Kingdom who worked aboard the Empress of Ireland and survived the sinking [24]
  • Mr. John Mackenzie Jones, British Junior 2nd Engineer from United Kingdom who worked aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking [24]
  • Mrs. Miriam Jones, née Roberts British Matron from United Kingdom who worked aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking [24]
  • Mr. Henry Andrew Jones, British Saloon Steward from United Kingdom who worked aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking [24]
  • Mr. Daniel Henry Jones, British Seaman from United Kingdom who worked aboard the Empress of Ireland and survived the sinking [24]
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Flight TWA 800
  • Mrs. Ramona U. Jones (1932-1996), aged 64, from West Hartford, Connecticut, USA, American passenger flying aboard flight TWA 800 from J.F.K. Airport, New York to Leonardo da Vinci Airport, Rome when the plane crashed after takeoff ; she died in the crash [25]
Frank Rock Slide
  • Mr. Evan Jones, Canadian miner working in the town of Frank, Alberta who survived the Frank Rock Slide on 29th April 1903 [26]
Grover Shoe factory
  • Mr. George Jones, American employee of the Grover Shoe factory in Brockton, Massachusetts on 20th March 1905 when the boiler exploded and collapsed the wooden building; he survived [27]
Halifax Explosion
  • Mr. Robert  Jones (1877-1917), Canadian Engine Room Artificer aboard the HMS Highflyer from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the explosion [28]
  • Mr. Robert  Jones (1887-1917), Welsh Carpenter aboard the SS Picton from Port Madoc, Wales, United Kingdom who died in the explosion [28]
Hillsborough disaster
  • Richard Jones (1963-1989), English chemistry graduate who was attending the FA Cup semi-final at Hillsborough Stadium, in Sheffield, Yorkshire when the stand allocated area became overcrowded and 96 people were crushed in what became known as the Hillsborough disaster and he died from his injuries [29]
  • Gary Philip Jones (1790-1989), English student who was attending the FA Cup semi-final at Hillsborough Stadium, in Sheffield, Yorkshire when the stand allocated area became overcrowded and 96 people were crushed in what became known as the Hillsborough disaster and he died from his injuries [29]
  • Christine Anne Jones (1961-1989), English senior radiographer and Sunday school teacher who was attending the FA Cup semi-final at Hillsborough Stadium, in Sheffield, Yorkshire when the stand allocated area became overcrowded and 96 people were crushed in what became known as the Hillsborough disaster and she died from her injuries [29]
HMAS Sydney II
  • Mr. Wilfred George Jones (1895-1941), Australian Chief Shipwright from Naremburn, New South Wales, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II and died in the sinking [30]
  • Mr. Ivan David Jones (1918-1941), Australian Acting Engine Room Artificer 4th Class from Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II and died in the sinking [30]
  • Mr. Philip Trevor Jones (1897-1941), Australian Chief Petty Officer from Frankston, Victoria, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II and died in the sinking [30]
  • Mr. Donald Edgar Jones (1920-1941), Australian Able Seaman from West Ryde, New South Wales, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II and died in the sinking [30]
  • Mr. David James Jones (1914-1941), Australian Acting Stoker Petty Officer from Glebe Point, New South Wales, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II and died in the sinking [30]
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HMS Cornwall
  • Edward John Jones (d. 1942), British Able Seaman aboard the HMS Cornwall when she was struck by air bombers and sunk; he died in the sinking [31]
HMS Dorsetshire
  • Norman Jones, British aboard the HMS Dorsetshire when she was struck by air bombers and sunk; he survived the sinking [32]
  • William James Jones (d. 1945), British Able Seaman aboard the HMS Dorsetshire when she was struck by air bombers and sunk; he died in the sinking [32]
HMS Hood
  • Mr. Richard Jones (b. 1919), Welsh Able Seaman serving for the Royal Navy Reserve from Holyhead, Anglesey, Wales, who sailed into battle and died in the sinking [33]
  • Mr. Roy T R Jones (b. 1924), English Boy 1st Class serving for the Royal Navy from Southend-on-Sea, Sussex, England, who sailed into battle and died in the sinking [33]
  • Mr. Ronald G S Jones (b. 1919), Welsh Ordinary Seaman serving for the Royal Navy from Tonpandy, Glamorgan, Wales, who sailed into battle and died in the sinking [33]
  • Mr. Robert W Jones (b. 1924), English Boy 1st Class serving for the Royal Navy from Barton-upon-Irwell, Lancashire, England, who sailed into battle and died in the sinking [33]
  • Mr. Kenneth Jones (b. 1923), English Ordinary Seaman serving for the Royal Navy from Northallerton, Yorkshire, England, who sailed into battle and died in the sinking [33]
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HMS Prince of Wales
HMS Repulse
  • Mr. Selwyn Jones, British Steward, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking [35]
  • Mr. Howard Wynn Jones, British Able Bodied Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and died in the sinking [35]
  • Mr. Hugh W Jones, British sailor, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking [35]
  • Mr. Maldwyn Price Jones, British Able Bodied Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and died in the sinking [35]
  • Mr. Henry Norman Jones, British Ordinary Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and died in the sinking [35]
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HMS Royal Oak
  • Raymond Herbert S. Jones, British Leading Telegraphist with the Royal Navy aboard the HMS Royal Oak when she was torpedoed by U-47 and sunk; he survived the sinking [36]
  • Thomas H. Jones, British Leading Stoker with the Royal Navy aboard the HMS Royal Oak when she was torpedoed by U-47 and sunk; he survived the sinking [36]
  • Thomas John Jones (1922-1939), British Boy 1st Class with the Royal Navy aboard the HMS Royal Oak when she was torpedoed by U-47 and sunk; he died in the sinking [36]
  • Sydney Walter Jones (d. 1939), British Seaman with the Royal Navy aboard the HMS Royal Oak when she was torpedoed by U-47 and sunk; he died in the sinking [36]
  • Henry George Jones (1918-1939), British Able Seaman with the Royal Navy aboard the HMS Royal Oak when she was torpedoed by U-47 and sunk; he died in the sinking [36]
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Monongah Mine
  • Mr. Jonathan N. Jones (b. 1865), Italian coal miner who was in mine 8 at the Monongah mine on 6th December 1907 when it exploded and collapsed; he died [37]
Pan Am Flight 103 (Lockerbie)
  • Christopher Andrew Jones (1968-1988), American Student from Claverack, New York, America, who flew aboard the Pan Am Flight 103 from Frankfurt to Detroit, known as the Lockerbie bombing in 1988 and died [38]
Prince of Wales colliery
  • Mr. Edmund Jones (b. 1860), Welsh coal miner who was working at the Prince of Wales Colliery in Abercarn, Wales on the 11th September 1878 when there was a coal mine explosion; he died [39]
  • Mr. Solomon Jones (b. 1843), Welsh coal miner who was working at the Prince of Wales Colliery in Abercarn, Wales on the 11th September 1878 when there was a coal mine explosion; he died [39]
  • Mr. William Jones (b. 1852), Welsh coal miner who was working at the Prince of Wales Colliery in Abercarn, Wales on the 11th September 1878 when there was a coal mine explosion; he died [39]
  • Mr. Joseph Jones (b. 1853), Welsh coal miner who was working at the Prince of Wales Colliery in Abercarn, Wales on the 11th September 1878 when there was a coal mine explosion; he died [39]
  • Mr. William Jones (b. 1830), Welsh coal miner who was working at the Prince of Wales Colliery in Abercarn, Wales on the 11th September 1878 when there was a coal mine explosion; he died [39]
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RMS Lusitania
  • Mr. William Ewart Gladstone Jones, English Third Electrician from West Kirkby, Liverpool, England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking [40]
  • Mr. Michael Jones, English Trimmer from England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking [40]
  • Miss Mary Elizabeth Jones, English Stewardess from Bishopston, Bristol, England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking and was recovered [40]
  • Mr. Arthur Rowland Jones, English First Officer from England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking by escaping in life boat 15 [40]
  • Mr. Hugh Jones, English Greaser from Liverpool, England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking [40]
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RMS Titanic
  • Mr. Albert Jones (d. 1912), aged 17, English Saloon Steward from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking [41]
  • Mr. Arthur Ernest Jones (d. 1912), aged 38, English Plate Steward from Woolston, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking [41]
  • Mr. H. Jones (d. 1912), aged 29, English Roast Cook from Alresford, Essex who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking [41]
  • Mr. Reginald V. Jones (d. 1912), aged 20, English Saloon Steward from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking [41]
  • Mr. Thomas William Jones, aged 32, English Able Seaman from Liverpool, Lancashire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking escaping on life boat 8 [41]
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Senghenydd colliery
  • Mr. Benjamin Jones (b. 1879), Welsh coal miner from Senghenydd, Caerphilly, Wales who was working at the Senghenydd colliery when there was an explosion on the 14th October 1913; he died
  • Mr. Charles James Jones (b. 1862), Welsh coal miner from Senghenydd, Caerphilly, Wales who was working at the Senghenydd colliery when there was an explosion on the 14th October 1913; he died
  • Mr. Christopher Jones (b. 1888), Welsh coal miner from Senghenydd, Caerphilly, Wales who was working at the Senghenydd colliery when there was an explosion on the 14th October 1913; he died
  • Mr. David John Jones (b. 1880), Welsh coal miner from Senghenydd, Caerphilly, Wales who was working at the Senghenydd colliery when there was an explosion on the 14th October 1913; he died
  • Mr. David Jones (b. 1907), Welsh coal miner from Senghenydd, Caerphilly, Wales who was working at the Senghenydd colliery when there was an explosion on the 14th October 1913; he died
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SS Caribou
  • Mr. Archie Walker Jones (b. 1894), British passenger who was Royal Air Force was travelling aboard the railway ferry "SS Caribou" when it was struck by a German submarine torpedo on 14th October 1942, the most significant sinking in Canadian waters at that time, he died in the sinking
SS Newfoundland
  • Mr. Sydney Jones (b. 1883), Newfoundlander from Templeman, who on the 30th March 1914 he was part of the Seal Crew of the "SS Newfoundland" leaving the ship to intercept the Stephano which took him to the hunting grounds, he disembarked to begin sealing, but was caught in a thickening storm, attempting to return to the Newfoundland he and the 132 crew made camp for two days the sealers were stranded on the ice in a blizzard attempting to return to the ship, he survived
USS Arizona
  • Mr. Hubert H. Jones, American Chief Water tender working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he survived the sinking [42]
  • Mr. Willard Worth Jones, American Seaman First Class from Tennessee, USA working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he died in the sinking [42]
  • Mr. Woodrow Wilson Jones, American Seaman Second Class from Alabama, USA working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he died in the sinking [42]
  • Mr. Leland Jones, American Seaman First Class from Tennessee, USA working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he died in the sinking [42]
  • Mr. Quincy Eugene Jones, American Private First Class from Texas, USA working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he died in the sinking [42]
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Winter Quarters coal mine
  • Mr. Edward Tervelich Jones (b. 1886), American mine worker from Kentucky who worked in the Winter Quarters coal mine on 1st May 1900, when 10 of the 25lb kegs of black powder exploded; he died in the explosion [43]
  • Mr. John Thomas Jones (b. 1861), Welsh mine worker from Glamorganshire, Wales residing in Scofield, Utah who worked in the Winter Quarters coal mine on 1st May 1900, when 10 of the 25lb kegs of black powder exploded; he died in the explosion [43]
  • Mr. Levi Jones (b. 1867), Welsh mine worker from Glamorganshire, Wales residing in Scofield, Utah who worked in the Winter Quarters coal mine on 1st May 1900, when 10 of the 25lb kegs of black powder exploded; he died in the explosion [43]
  • Mr. Willam Garfield Jones (b. 1881), American mine worker from Alleghany, Maryland who worked in the Winter Quarters coal mine on 1st May 1900, when 10 of the 25lb kegs of black powder exploded; he died in the explosion [43]


The Jones Motto +

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Heb dduw, heb ddim
Motto Translation: Without God, without anything.


Suggested Readings for the name Jones +

  • Camp, Jones, and Related Families by Nell Jones Carter.
  • Captain Roger Jones of London and Virginia by L.H. Jones.
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