Bonson Family History

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Bonson Name Meaning

English: unexplained. Swiss French (Vaud): unexplained. German: unexplained.

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

Similar surnames: Donson, Boyson, Bolson, Benson, Burson, Pinson, Bosson, Bronson

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Bonson Family Origin

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Bonson Family Occupations

What did your Bonson ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Bonson occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 6% of Bonson's were Coal Miners. Coal Miner, Joiner and Agricul Serv were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bonson. A less common occupation for the Bonson family was Cabinet Maker.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Joiner

  • Agricul Serv

  • Cabinet Maker


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

Bonson Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Bonson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bonson 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 881 immigration records available for the last name Bonson. 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 700 military records available for the last name Bonson. For the veterans among your Bonson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bonson Life Expectancy

What is the average Bonson lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Bonson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Bonson in 1954 was 54, and 64 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bonson

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bonson 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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