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

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Bon Family Occupations

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  • Blacksmith

    13%
  • Boot Closer

    13%
  • Engine Fitters Labourer

    13%
  • Gen Porter

    13%

In 1881, the most common Bon occupation in the UK was Blacksmith. 13% of Bon's were Blacksmiths. Blacksmith, Boot Closer and Engine Fitters Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bon. A less common occupation for the Bon family was Gen Porter.

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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.

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