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Jones Last Name Origin & Family History

Jones Last Name Meaning

Jones is a surname of Welsh origin that ultimately evolved from the Hebrew name יְהוֹחָנָן (Yəhôḥānān), Johan for short. When Welsh culture adopted the name, it evolved into variations of traditionally Welsh names: Ieuan, Iowan, Ioan, Iwan, or even Siôn (note how the letter 'J' was originally being pronounced as 'i', akin to how J is pronounced in the Latin alphabet). The sound generated from ‘Si-‘ in Siôn is a Welsh approximation of the English ‘J’ sound that doesn’t exist natively to the language (refer to Irish Seán), equivalent to the English ‘Sh’ such as in “shed.” It may exist as an anglicisation of these names during periods in which many Welsh were changing their names and ridding their patronymic names (“Ap Rhys” to “Prys” and then “Price” in English, or attaching an ‘-s’ to the end of a given name to signify an old patronym: “Owain” to “Owen” to finally “Owens”), or English speakers transliterating these names to a more conventional spelling through mishearing. They may also come from the English patronymic “Johns,” or “Johnson” (“son of John”).

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