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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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Where is the Bon family from?

You can see how Bon families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bon family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bon families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 25 Bon families living in Ontario. This was about 39% of all the recorded Bon's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Bon families in 1911.
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What did your Bon ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Labourer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Bon. 24% of Bon men worked as a Labourer.

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

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Labourer
    24%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Student
    16%
  • Merchant
    16%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Teacher
    100%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Bon. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 7,000 military records available for the last name Bon. For the veterans among your Bon ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bon lifespan?

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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