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Jones was a common British surname.[1] As such, it is unknown if the following people were related, and, if they were, if the family was pure-blood, or had both Muggle and magical heritage. Megan Jones, at least, was a half-blood.

Known individuals with this surname

Etymology

Jones is a patronymic surname of English and Welsh origin.[2] It derives from Jon(e), a Middle English male given name, which itself derives from the male given name John.[2] John ultimately derives from the Hebrew name Yochanan, meaning "God is gracious."[3]

Jones is one of the most common surnames in the English-speaking world.[1] It is the most common surname in Wales, where nearly 6% of the population bear it, and is the second most common surname in England after Smith.[1] It was the fourth most common surname in the United States in 1990.[1]

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "Jones (surname)" on Wikipedia
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Jones" on Ancestry.com
  3. "John" on Behind the Name

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