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Bono Family History

Bono Name Meaning

Italian: from the personal name Bono meaning ‘good’, from the Latin personal name Bonus, 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. Italian: nickname from b(u)ono ‘good’ (Latin bonus). Hungarian (Bonó): from a pet form of the personal name Bonifác (see Bonifacio).

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


Similar surnames: Bon, Boni, Bona, Bodo, Bobo, Boso, Bone, Beno, Baro, Nino

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Where is the Bono family from?

You can see how Bono families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bono family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bono families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Bono family living in Arkansas. This was 100% of all the recorded Bono's in the USA. Arkansas had the highest population of Bono families in 1840.
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What did your Bono ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Bono. 15% of Bono men worked as a Laborer and 15% of Bono women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bono were Barber 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
    15%
  • Salesman
    8%
  • Truck Driver
    7%
  • Barber
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Operator
    15%
  • New Worker
    9%
  • Seamstress
    9%
  • Finisher
    6%
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Passenger Lists

There are 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Bono. 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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There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Bono. For the veterans among your Bono ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bono lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Bono life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Bono in 1945 was 43, and 81 in 2004.

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