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Boni Family History

Boni Name Meaning

Italian: patronymic or plural form of Bono. Hungarian: from a pet form of the personal name Bonifác (see Boniface). Bulgarian: from a pet form of the personal name Bojan. Altered spelling of Swiss German Bohni.

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


Similar surnames: Bona, Bono, Bondi, Bon, Bodi, Bosi, Mori, Bonis, Bini, Toni

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Where is the Boni family from?

You can see how Boni families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Boni family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Boni families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 10 Boni families living in New York. This was about 53% of all the recorded Boni's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Boni families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Boni surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Boni ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Boni. 28% of Boni men worked as a Laborer and 17% of Boni women worked as a Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Boni were Truck Driver and Clerk.

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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
    28%
  • Miner
    11%
  • Farmer
    9%
  • Truck Driver
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    17%
  • Seamstress
    13%
  • Saleswoman
    13%
  • Clerk
    9%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Boni. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Boni 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Boni. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Boni. For the veterans among your Boni ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Boni lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Boni life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Boni in 1959 was 53, and 79 in 2004.

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