Bona Family History

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Bona Name Meaning

Italian: from the female personal name Bona, feminine form of Bono. Hungarian (Bóna) and Polish: from a pet form of the personal name Bonifác (Hungarian), Bonifacy (Polish) (see Boniface).

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

Similar surnames: Boni, Bena, Bora, Bono, Boda, Dona, Mona, Bon, Bina, Boza

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Bona Family Origin

Where is the Bona family from?

Bona Family Occupations

What did your Bona ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Bona family was Housekeeper. Shoemaker, Coal Miner and Hotel Keeper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bona. The most common Bona occupation in the UK was Shoemaker. 30% of Bona's were Shoemakers.

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  • Shoemaker

  • Coal Miner

  • Hotel Keeper

  • Housekeeper


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

Bona Historical Records

What Bona family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Bona. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bona 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Bona. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, 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 Bona. For the veterans among your Bona ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bona Life Expectancy

What is the average Bona lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Bona life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Bona in 1951 was 44, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bona

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bona 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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