Bonilla Family History

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Bonilla Name Meaning

Spanish: habitational name from Bonilla in Cuenca province or Bonilla de la Sierra in Ávila province.

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

Similar surnames: Badillo, Montilla, Mansilla, Bolla, Bonello, Montella, Fonville

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Bonilla Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Bonilla name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Bonilla. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Native American—North, Central, South


  • Spain


  • England & Wales


  • Portugal


  • France


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Bonilla Family Origin

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Bonilla Family Occupations

What did your Bonilla ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Bonilla. The most common Bonilla occupation in the USA was Laborer. 67% of Bonilla's were Laborers.

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  • Laborer

  • Keeping House


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

Bonilla Historical Records

What Bonilla family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 40,000 census records available for the last name Bonilla. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bonilla census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 12,000 immigration records available for the last name Bonilla. 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 Card

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Bonilla. For the veterans among your Bonilla ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bonilla Life Expectancy

What is the average Bonilla lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Bonilla life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Bonilla in 1950 was 44, and 67 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bonilla 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.

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