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Bonis Name Meaning

Hungarian (Bónis): from a pet form of the old ecclesiastical name Bonifác (see Bonifacio). Jewish: variant of Bones.

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

Similar surnames: Boni, Boris, Bonus, Benis, Bois, Bones, Donis, Bodin, Boros, Boss

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Where is the Bonis family from?

You can see how Bonis families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bonis family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Bonis families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 2 Bonis families living in Gloucestershire. This was 100% of all the recorded Bonis's in United Kingdom. Gloucestershire had the highest population of Bonis families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bonis surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bonis ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Bonis. 35% of Bonis men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Bonis women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bonis were Salesman and Secretary. .

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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
  • Truck Driver
  • Proprietor
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
  • New Worker
  • Bench Hand
  • Secretary
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Bonis. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bonis 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Bonis. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 746 military records available for the last name Bonis. For the veterans among your Bonis ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bonis lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Bonis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Bonis in 1958 was 63, and 64 in 2004.

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