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Bonifacio Surname Meaning

Italian Portuguese (Bonifácio): from the personal name Bonifacio Bonifácio from Latin Bonifatius from bonum ‘good’ + fatum ‘fate destiny’. In Late Latin -ti- and -ci- came to be pronounced identically; the name was thus often respelled Bonifacius and assigned the meaning ‘doer of good deeds’ derived by folk etymology from Latin facere ‘to do’. The personal name was always more popular in Italy (in its various cognate forms) than elsewhere; the original sense ‘well fated’ remained transparent in Italian so the name was often bestowed there for the sake of the good omen. See also Boniface .

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

Similar surnames: Boniface , Onofrio, Bonadio, Bonfiglio, Bonanno, Bonito, Ignacio

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Where is the Bonifacio family from?

You can see how Bonifacio families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bonifacio family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Bonifacio families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 7 Bonifacio families living in London. This was about 78% of all the recorded Bonifacio's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Bonifacio families in 1891.
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What did your Bonifacio ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Bonifacio. 58% of Bonifacio men worked as a Laborer and 100% of Bonifacio women worked as a Waitress. .

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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
  • Labor
  • Miner
  • Foreman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Waitress
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Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Bonifacio life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Bonifacio in 1942 was 24, and 75 in 2004.

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