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Bonaparte Name Meaning

Italian: from the personal name B(u)onaparte composed of the elements b(u)ona ‘good’ + parte ‘solution match’ a name bestowed as an expression of satisfaction at the child's arrival. The name has also been adopted as a Jewish surname. This surname is also found in France (mainly northern). African American and West Indian: from the personal name Bonaparte adopted in honor of the French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte; or adoption of the surname of the French Emperor. Compare Napoleon .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Bonavita, Bonafede, Bonasera, Bonagura, Bonfanti, Bodart, Bosshart

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Where is the Bonaparte family from?

You can see how Bonaparte families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bonaparte family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Bonaparte families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there was 1 Bonaparte family living in Maryland. This was 100% of all the recorded Bonaparte's in USA. Maryland had the highest population of Bonaparte families in 1840.
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What did your Bonaparte ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Farm Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Bonaparte. 44% of Bonaparte men worked as a Laborer and 28% of Bonaparte women worked as a Farm Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bonaparte were Truck Driver and Laborer. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    44%
  • Farmer
    22%
  • Farm Laborer
    11%
  • Truck Driver
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Farm Laborer
    28%
  • Maid
    12%
  • Servant
    12%
  • Laborer
    8%
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Passenger Lists

There are 788 immigration records available for the last name Bonaparte. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Bonaparte. For the veterans among your Bonaparte ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bonaparte lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Bonaparte life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Bonaparte in 1952 was 39, and 68 in 2004.

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