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 Origin

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Bon Family Occupations

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In 1921, Labourer and Farmer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Bon. 12% of Bon men worked as a Labourer and 20% of Bon women worked as a Farmer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bon were Laborer and Stenographer

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Labourer
  • Farmer
  • Fisherman
  • Laborer

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Housekeeper
  • Laundress
  • Stenographer

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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Bon Life Expectancy

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Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, 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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