History of your Surname
Get access to Sone family records.Start a 14-Day Free Trial

Sone Family History

Sone Surname Meaning

Japanese (pronounced as two syllables): written 曾根 ‘former’ and ‘root’. It is found mostly in eastern Japan and in the Ryūkyū Islands. One family were samurai of Suō province (now part of Yamaguchi prefecture). English: variant of Son . Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Sohn or Sonne .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Son, Tone, Song, Sonn, Stone, Sole, Zone, Isobe, Hone, Long

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Sone family from?

You can see how Sone families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sone family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Sone families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 24 Sone families living in Kent. This was about 15% of all the recorded Sone's in United Kingdom. Kent and 1 other county had the highest population of Sone families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sone surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Sone ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Sone. 50% of Sone men worked as a General Labourer and 86% of Sone women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sone were Retired Rly Clerk and Incapacitated. .

View Census Data for Sone | Data not to scale

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Retired Rly Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Milliner
  • Incapacitated
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Sone family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Sone. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sone census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search Australian census records for Sone

Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Sone. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

View all Sone immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Sone. For the veterans among your Sone ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Sone military records

You've only scratched the surface of Sone family history

Discover More

What is the average Sone lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Sone life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1973, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Sone in 1962 was 77, and 62 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sone

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Sone family tree

Explore Your Tree

Browse profiles of historical people with the Sone last name

Search for another surname
Enter last name/surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial