Bon Name Meaning

French: approbatory (or ironic) nickname, from Old French bon ‘good’ (Latin bonus). French: occasionally from the Latin personal name Bonus (likewise meaning ‘good’), which was borne by a minor 3rd-century Christian saint, martyred at Rome with eleven companions under the Emperor Vespasian. It was adopted as a personal name partly in his honor and partly because of the transparently well-omened meaning. Hungarian: from a short form of the old ecclesiastical name Bonifác (see Boniface).

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


Similar surnames: Bono, Don, Bos, Bone, Yon, Ban, Bona, Boni, Bo, Bean

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.

Bon Family Origin

Where is the Bon family from?

SHOW MORE

Bon Family Occupations

What did your Bon ancestors do for a living?

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Bon ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

SHOW MORE
  • Farmer

    29%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Shoemaker

    6%
  • Baker

    3%

In 1880, the most common Bon occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Bon's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Shoemaker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bon. A less common occupation for the Bon family was Baker.

Source: Census data for Bon | Data not to scale

Bon Historical Records

What Bon family records will you find?

Census records can give you a fascinating window into the day-to-day lives of your Bon ancestors - like hours worked per week, level of education, veteran status, employers, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Bon

Solve your own mystery as you explore your history.

Bon Life Expectancy

What is the average Bon lifespan?

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bon ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

SHOW MORE

United States

Between 1958 and 2004, Bon life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Bon in 1958 was 59, and 84 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bon

Famous Bon Family

Is anyone famous hiding in your tree?

SHOW MORE
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)

Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Look up another name