Bono Family History

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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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Bono Family Origin

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Bono Family Occupations

What did your Bono ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Bono occupation in the UK was Journyman Pianoforte Maker. 33% of Bono's were Journyman Pianoforte Makers. A less common occupation for the Bono family was Sec & Manager Funeral Co (Clerk). Journyman Pianoforte Maker and Office Cleaner were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Bono.

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  • Journyman Pianoforte Maker

  • Office Cleaner

  • Sec & Manager Funeral Co (Clerk)


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Bono Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Bono. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bono 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Bono. 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 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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Bono Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bono 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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