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Bologna Name Meaning

Italian: habitational name from the city of Bologna in northern Italy. In early classical times this was an independent Tuscan city called Felsina, but was renamed Bononia (a derivative of Celtic bona ‘foundation’, ‘settlement’) when it became a Roman colony in 190 bc.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Celona, Bolton, Colonna, Borgia, Alagna, Brogna, Bolotin, Bona, Boron

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Where is the Bologna family from?

You can see how Bologna families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bologna family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Bologna families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there was 1 Bologna family living in Washington. This was 100% of all the recorded Bologna's in the USA. Washington had the highest population of Bologna families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bologna surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bologna ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Packer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Bologna. 26% of Bologna men worked as a Laborer and 16% of Bologna women worked as a Packer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bologna were New Worker and Stenographer.

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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
    26%
  • Truck Driver
    6%
  • Clerk
    6%
  • New Worker
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Packer
    16%
  • Operator
    14%
  • New Worker
    10%
  • Stenographer
    8%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Bologna. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bologna census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Bologna. 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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Draft Cards

There are 889 military records available for the last name Bologna. For the veterans among your Bologna ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bologna lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Bologna life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Bologna in 1955 was 45, and 75 in 2004.

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