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Bonifay Name Meaning

French (southern): from a regional variant of the personal name Boniface .

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


Similar surnames: Bonifas, Donnay, Bonney, Bonine, Boniface , Bonny, Bonnar, Bonis

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Where is the Bonifay family from?

You can see how Bonifay families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bonifay family name was found in the USA between 1840 and 1920. The most Bonifay families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 5 Bonifay families living in Florida Territory. This was 100% of all the recorded Bonifay's in USA. Florida Territory had the highest population of Bonifay families in 1840.
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What did your Bonifay ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Machine Tender were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Bonifay. 37% of Bonifay men worked as a Laborer and 100% of Bonifay women worked as a Machine Tender. .

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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
    37%
  • Carpenter
    28%
  • Supervisor
    19%
  • Caretaker
    19%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Machine Tender
    100%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Bonifay. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bonifay 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 132 immigration records available for the last name Bonifay. 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 636 military records available for the last name Bonifay. For the veterans among your Bonifay ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bonifay lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Bonifay life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Bonifay in 1962 was 66, and 91 in 2004.

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