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Bonito Name Meaning

Italian (southern): from the personal name Bonito from Latin Bonitus a derivative of bonus ‘good’. Italian: habitational name from the village of Bonito in Avellino province Campania. Spanish and Portuguese: nickname from bonito ‘pretty’. Spanish and Portuguese: probably also from bonito ‘tuna’ applied as a metonymic occupational name for a fisherman.

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


Similar surnames: Benito, Bonato, Nocito, Bono, Donato, Oneto, Losito, Rovito, Monico

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Where is the Bonito family from?

You can see how Bonito families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bonito family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Bonito families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 4 Bonito families living in Quebec. This was 100% of all the recorded Bonito's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Bonito families in 1911.
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What did your Bonito ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and New Worker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Bonito. 49% of Bonito men worked as a Laborer and 24% of Bonito women worked as a New Worker. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bonito were Clerk and Operator. .

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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
    49%
  • New Worker
    14%
  • Farmer
    10%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • New Worker
    24%
  • Bookkeeper
    16%
  • Machine Operator
    16%
  • Operator
    8%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Bonito. 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 545 military records available for the last name Bonito. For the veterans among your Bonito ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bonito lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Bonito life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Bonito in 1943 was 45, and 58 in 2004.

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