Stone Family History
Stone Name Meaning
English: from Middle English ston(e) ‘stone rock’ (Old English stān). The surname may be topographic for someone who lived on stony ground by a notable outcrop of rock or by a stone boundary-marker or monument or habitational from a place called Stone such as those in Buckinghamshire Devon Gloucestershire Hampshire Kent Somerset Staffordshire and Worcestershire. Irish (Kilkenny): adopted for Irish Ó Clochartaigh (see Clougherty ) and/or Ó Clochasaigh (see Clohessy ) and possibly several other names containing or thought to contain the element cloch ‘stone’. Americanized form (translation into English) of various surnames in other languages meaning ‘stone’ including Jewish Stein Norwegian Steine French Lapierre Desroche and Desroches .
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press