Last name: Jones
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Traced my family back to the early 1800's when they were one of the first families to arrive in a little town in the west of ireland. I am unable to find any earlier information. There is another Jones family in the same town but we dont seem to have any connection.
"Jones" is the anglicized spelling of "Jonah," as in the Bible's "Book of Jonah," whose boat, headed to Tarshish (on Spain's Atlantic coast), was blown out to sea passing Gilbraltar. This derivation of the family name of the pre-English subjugation, ancient ruling clan of Wales, and the fact that "old" Jones' features and coloring caused many to be mistaken for "Jews," has much to do with the fact that Wales was a Hebrew mining colony. Th. Jefferson, whose father was a Welshman, is determined to have had "Hebrew" DNA. American Blacks not of "blood" Jones descent, upon emancipation (which Mr. Jefferson attempted before the Revolution, and in his original draft of the Declaration) took the name Jones to honor Charles Colcock Jones, who, as one worthy of a name which means "a gift from G-d," risked his life teaching the enslaved to read that they might establish their own relationship with the Creator of the universe, prior to Rome's subjugation of America in the "Civil War" (after Mr. Jefferson made importation of slaves illegal, dooming Rome's 2,000 year-old "Wall Street of slavery").
richard BRYN jones
my first name wasn't used at all No body used/uses first name,its always been Bryn, if some one calls me Richard i don't react(not that im a c... its just it doesn't register with me )its got me having to explain to said person's(gov/boss)that im known has Bryn never Richard my parents were possibly still high from the 60's and thought it be fun ,ive got a uncle Bryn and nephew fun times when family got together !!
Proud to be an Irish man - and proud to be a Jonesy - from Fermanagh but thought we arrived in Ireland "big time" with Cromwell - would be interested in any feedback
Brandon marque jones 2ns
So Jones is an English surname?
But I'm Scottish
What country does this name from
My cousin traced our family from the Southern United States to Ceredigion, Cardigan, Wales sometime in the 1200's (and predating the Wikipedia version which says a 'Matilda Jones' was the first known recorded instance) through much hard work and research. However, there is a LOT of misconception regarding our family's hard-earned name, especially in the United States. We are NOT of Jewish descent, but most certainly of Irish and native Welsh origins. The family moved between the two locations likely for over a thousand years as these were our family's ancestral lands, at least from the migrations of the Celts. We are VERY fair-skinned, and have red and black hair, and blue/grey eyes with some green, and a few people in the family have two different colored eyes (blue/green). Celiac disease is something passed on from recessive traits, and it is highly unlikely that a child will inherit but the Irish are known to have the HIGHEST instance of inherited gluten intolerance.
Nearly everyone on the Jones' side here has Celiac, or gluten sensitivity. Our family arrived here at some point during the colonization, BUT were revolutionists during the war that made our country. I have heard that this is where the story of our family and Daniel Boone's family mingling began as a certain soldier in our family had come across Daniel Boone and the two went through some sort of traumatic life experience together- the end result, our family did marry into Daniel Boone's somehow (it's in our family tree records). Boone's family was also mostly of Welsh origin.
During the Civil War our family DID fight for the Confederacy and I think this is where a lot of the misconception regarding why so many African Americans have this name. WE WERE NOT slave owners! In fact we fought from what I hear because we felt the U.S. had broken away from the constitution and was heading down the wrong path- something that is echoed in what our family did following what happen AFTER the Civil War. Despite fighting valorously as cavalrymen and being rewarded land as commendation (from which side we don't know) the family had a MAJOR disagreence in whether they should stay or not and quite a few Jones men left to BRAZIL. Yes, you read that right! A country that FREED African slaves and gave them rights long before the U.S. would allow African Americans the right to vote. The portion that stayed remained in the South and also migrated to the Republic of Texas.
At some point after moving to Texas, our family began dabbling once more with 'other' races. I say dabbling, because us 'Celts' are rather proud of who we are as a culture and a race, but our family was not shy about showing love and accepting others. In what became my father's family a Alfred Jones married a full-blooded Cherokee women who had the adopted last name 'Smith'.
I have learned from my cousins that we have family remaining in Australia, Brazil, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales as well as the U.S. of course. For those wondering what makes a 'Jones' a Jones- if you are searching for your origins here, we ARE CELTS, we may have mixed a little since, but that is where our ancestry lays. I myself am Type 0- as well as most of my family on all sides (Irish, Welsh, and Native American). Height runs in our family, although it does not pop-up all the time we do have a few members of the family well over 6'5. VERY pale skin, either black, red, or brown hair. Mostly blue eyes, some have green or very light blue eyes that seem grey in appearance until you get close enough. Almost exclusively farmers and soldiers in our family. VERY hard working family- and we LIKE having many kids- (I heard Alfred didn't stop 'trying' to have children with his Cherokee wife well into their 90's and they'd already had over 12!). Not very religious, and VERY independent.
If you would like to get in touch with me and read up on our family history please contact me on my Facebook, and send the message, "Jones Family, Our History". I will forward what information my cousin and her husband have gathered, as well as the plethora of other information that exists from other family members regarding our family's origins. https://www.facebook.com/randomrandomrandom?success=1
I would love to talk with others with Jones. Please contact me.
Andrew Jones (not the earlier respondent)
I was always told that my last name is welch just wondering if anybody can confirm that..thank you
I live in South Wales, UK. My mum's maiden name was Jones and yes Jones is a Welsh name. My Great Grandparents could only speak Welsh. My sister married a Jones from Ceredigion, West Wales, UK and his first language now is Welsh. I am still researching my Jones family tree, which is very difficult here as every other person seems to have the surname Jones!