JONES (Wales>Canada) - Part I

Meaning/Pronunciation: Pronunciation: Joenz. Like Hansen, this name means “Son of John.”

Origin: Welsh

Variations: This is the only Welsh form I’m aware of, but it is a Patrynomic name like Hansen, which means once you get past a certain generation, the name changes every generation.

Relation to me: My mother’s mother’s maiden name.

i: Jones, Merle, 1915, Vancouver, BC, Canada; George Bordewick, 2 sons, 2 daughters

ii: Jones, Daniel, 1882-1964, Merthyr Tydfil, Wales, UK; Eliza Howells, 3 daughters, 1 son

iii: Jones, Benjamin, 1865-1915, Caio, Wales, UK; Hannah Griffiths, 5 sons, 2 daughters

Looking for:
Any information on Benjamin and Hannah’s children or parents. As you can see, this branch doesn’t go out far, so any information would be quite helpful.

I can't help but giggle that my first two surnames (my grandfathers' surnames) are pretty uncommon, while my second two (my grandmothers') are two of the most common surnames in the world... :P


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This blog is maintained by two sisters who have had a life long interest in geneology.
Mika writes here mostly about our family (Hansen, Hillinger, Bordewick, Park, etc), and her search for more information.
Shannon mostly uses this space as a place to make the many stories written about and by her husband's family (Holly, Walker, Walpole, etc) available to the rest of the family, present and future.

Our blog is named Oh Spusch! mostly because Shannon is bad at naming things. The first post I put up includes a story about the time Walker's great grandfather took his whole family out to see a play and the littlest kept saying "Oh! Spusch!" No one ever figured out what she meant by that.