Origin of the Name Hone
The origin of the name Hone
was found in the allfamilycrests.com archives.
Over the centuries Surnames developed a wide number of variants. Different spellings of the same name can be traced back to an original root. Additionally when a bearer of a name emigrated it was not uncommon that their original name would be incorrectly transcribed in the record books at their new location. Surnames were also often altered over the years based on how they sounded phonetically and depending on the prevailing political conditions it may have been advantageous to change a name from one language to another.
Variants of the name Hone
include Howen, Hown, Owen and McKeon. This name originated in England , Ireland and Holland. A well known family of the name from Holland settled in County Monaghan in Ireland . Native Irish bearers of the name originate from the Gaelic O'hEoghanain sept that was located in County Fermanagh.
A sept or clan is a collective term describing a group of persons whose immediate ancestors bore a common surname and inhabited the same territory. Irish septs and clans that are related often belong to even larger groups, sometimes called tribes.
This Gaelic name was also anglicized as Howen and well as Hone. other Irish bearers of the name Hone may be derived from the Gaelic MacEoghain and MacEoin septs, that were more often changed to McKeown and McKeon.
The Hone coat of arms came into existence centuries ago. The process of creating coats of arms (also often called family crests) began in the eleventh century although a form of Proto-Heraldry may have existed in some countries prior to this. The new art of Heraldry made it possible for families and even individual family members to have their very own coat of arms, including all Hone descendants.