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Bon Name Meaning

French: approbatory (or ironic) nickname from Old French bon ‘good’ (from Latin bonus). Compare Lebon . French: from the Latin personal name Bonus meaning ‘good’ (see Bono ). Hungarian: from a short form of the personal name Bonifác (see Boniface ). Altered form of German Bonn . Spanish: regional equivalent of Bueno . Italian (Veneto and Friuli): regional variant of Bono . It is also found in Slovenia (see 8 below) and Croatia.7: Slovenian: from the old personal name Bon Latin Bonus (see above) or from an old short form of the personal name Bonifac(ij) Latin Bonifatius (see Boniface ).8: Slovenian: nickname from Venetian and Friulian bon ‘good’ also ‘good fellow’ (compare Bonin and 6 above).9: Dutch: from a variant of the personal name Boon 10: Vietnamese (Bốn): written 本 in Chinese of unexplained etymology.

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


Similar surnames: Bono, Don, Bos, Bone, Yon, Ban, Bona, Boni, Bo, Bean

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Where is the Bon family from?

You can see how Bon families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bon family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bon families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 27 Bon families living in London. This was about 20% of all the recorded Bon's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Bon families in 1891.
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What did your Bon ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Electrical Draughtsman and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Bon. 100% of Bon men worked as an Electrical Draughtsman and 80% of Bon women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • Electrical Draughtsman
    100%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    80%
  • Dom Duties Unpai
    20%
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Passenger Lists

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Draft Cards

There are 7,000 military records available for the last name Bon. For the veterans among your Bon ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bon lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Bon life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Bon in 1958 was 59, and 84 in 2004.

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