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Bonifacio Name Meaning

Italian, Portuguese (Bonifácio): from the personal name Bonifacio (Latin Bonifatius, from bonum ‘good’ + fatum ‘fate’, ‘destiny’). In Late Latin -ti- and -ci- came to be pronounced identically; the name was thus often respelled Bonifacius and assigned the meaning ‘doer of good deeds’, derived by folk etymology from Latin facere ‘to do’. Bonifatius was the name of the Roman military governor of North Africa in 422–32, who was a friend of St. Augustine. It was also borne by various early Christian saints and was adopted by nine popes. The personal name was always more popular in Italy (in its various cognate forms) than elsewhere; the original sense ‘well fated’ remained transparent in Italian, so the name was often bestowed there for the sake of the good omen.

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

Similar surnames: Boniface , Onofrio, Bonadio, Bonfiglio, Bonanno, Bonito, Ignacio

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Bonifacio Family Origin

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Bonifacio Family Occupations

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In 1939, Retired and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Bonifacio.

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Retired

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties

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Bonifacio Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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There are 660 military records available for the last name Bonifacio. For the veterans among your Bonifacio ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bonifacio Life Expectancy

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Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Bonifacio life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Bonifacio in 1942 was 24, and 75 in 2004.

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