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Bonica Family History

Bonica Surname Meaning

Italian: possibly from a female personal name of Latin (see Bona compare below) or perhaps ancient Germanic origin. Romanian: diminutive of a personal name or nickname derived from Latin bonus ‘good’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Monica, Donica, Bonito, Honick, Bonura, Boni, Bona, Monico, Sonia

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Where is the Bonica family from?

You can see how Bonica families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bonica family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Bonica families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there was 1 Bonica family living in Alberta. This was 100% of all the recorded Bonica's in Canada. Alberta had the highest population of Bonica families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bonica surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bonica ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Bonica. 34% of Bonica men worked as a Laborer and 39% of Bonica women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bonica were Clerk and Housekeeper. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    34%
  • Salesman
    17%
  • Tailor
    9%
  • Clerk
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Operator
    39%
  • Bookkeeper
    16%
  • Maid
    16%
  • Housekeeper
    16%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Bonica. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bonica census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 467 immigration records available for the last name Bonica. 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 229 military records available for the last name Bonica. For the veterans among your Bonica ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bonica lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Bonica life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 1985. The average life expectancy for Bonica in 1964 was 43, and 85 in 2004.

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