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Bonavita Name Meaning

Italian: from a personal name derived from bona ‘good’ + vita ‘life’ bestowed as an omen or well-wishing name.

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


Similar surnames: Bonasera, Bonadio, Bonagura, Bonito, Bonica, Colavita, Colavito

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Where is the Bonavita family from?

You can see how Bonavita families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bonavita family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1840 and 1920. The most Bonavita families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Bonavita family living in Virginia. This was 100% of all the recorded Bonavita's in USA. Virginia had the highest population of Bonavita families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bonavita surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bonavita ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Bonavita. 26% of Bonavita men worked as a Laborer and 55% of Bonavita women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bonavita were Tailor and Finisher. .

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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%
  • New Worker
    17%
  • Truck Driver
    10%
  • Tailor
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Operator
    55%
  • Machine Operator
    28%
  • Finisher
    19%
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Census Records

There are 959 census records available for the last name Bonavita. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bonavita 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 688 immigration records available for the last name Bonavita. 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 298 military records available for the last name Bonavita. For the veterans among your Bonavita ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bonavita lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Bonavita life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1974. The average life expectancy for Bonavita in 1960 was 44, and 80 in 2004.

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