Bonney Family History

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Bonney Name Meaning

English (chiefly Lancashire): nickname for a handsome person, especially a large or well-built one, from northern dialect bonnie ‘fine’, ‘beautiful’ (still in common use in northern England and Scotland). French: eastern variant of Bonnet 2.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Bonner, Bonnet, Bonny, Bunney, Bonne, Borne, Boney, Binney, Donnay

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Bonney Family Origin

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Bonney Family Occupations

What did your Bonney ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Blacksmith and Broom Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bonney. A less common occupation for the Bonney family was Labourer. The most common Bonney occupation in Canada was Farmer. 72% of Bonney's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Blacksmith

  • Broom Maker

  • Labourer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Bonney ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Bonney Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 49,000 census records available for the last name Bonney. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bonney census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Bonney. 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 Card

There are 6,000 military records available for the last name Bonney. For the veterans among your Bonney ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bonney Life Expectancy

What is the average Bonney lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Bonney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Bonney in 1946 was 46, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bonney

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bonney ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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