Alden Jones

Brief Life History of Alden

When Alden Jones was born on 23 April 1772, in Hopkinton, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Nathaniel Alden Jones, was 24 and his mother, Lois Claflin, was 22. He married Mary Herring on 6 March 1796, in Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter.

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Alden Jones
Mary Herring
Marriage: 6 March 1796
Mary Jones
John Jones
Alden Jones
George Jones

Sources (24)

  • Alden Jones, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910"
  • Alden in entry for John Jones, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915, 1921-1924"
  • Alden Jones, "Maine, Church Records, 1734-1907"

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Name Meaning

English and Welsh: from the Middle English personal name Jon(e) (see John ), with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s. The surname is especially common in Wales and southern central England. It began to be adopted as a non-hereditary surname in some parts of Wales from the 16th century onward, but did not become a widespread hereditary surname there until the 18th and 19th centuries. In North America, this surname has absorbed various cognate and like-sounding surnames from other languages. It is (including in the sense 2 below) the fifth most frequent surname in the US. It is also very common among African Americans and Native Americans.

English: habitational or occupational name for someone who lived or worked ‘at John's (house)’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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