When Donald Gerard Jones was born on 20 July 1920, in Maynard, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Gilbert Raymond Jones, was 29 and his mother, Mary Gertrude Dailey, was 29. He married Roberta Ellsworth Songer on 23 November 1950, in Orange, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States. He registered for military service in 1942. He died on 10 July 1999, in Fort Myers, Lee, Florida, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States.
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)’.