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Jones was a common British surname.[3] 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.[1]

Known individuals with this surname

Etymology

Jones is a patronymic surname of English and Welsh origin.[7] It derives from Jon(e), a Middle English male given name, which itself derives from the male given name John.[7] John ultimately derives from the Hebrew name Yochanan, meaning "God is gracious."[8]

Jones is one of the most common surnames in the English-speaking world.[3] 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.[3] It was the fourth most common surname in the United States in 1990.[3]

Appearances

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Harry Potter and Me
  2. 2.0 2.1 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 3 (The Advance Guard)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 "Jones (surname)" on Wikipedia
  4. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 4 (Horace Slughorn)
  5. The Wizarding World of Harry Potter
  6. J. K. Rowling's official site
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Jones" on Ancestry.com
  8. "John" on Behind the Name
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