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Where did the Italian Bonacci family come from? When did the Bonacci family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Bonacci family history?

The surname Bonacci was created from the personal name Bona, which is derived from the Latin name Bonus, which means "good." The popularity of the personal name Bonus, was in part due to the name being borne by a 3rd-century Christian saint, martyred at Rome.


Spelling variations of this family name include: Boni, Bono, Bona, Bon, Buono, De Boni, De Bonis, De Bono, De Buono, Del Bono, Della Bona, Del Buono, Di Bono, Lo Bono, Lobono, Lo Buono, Bonelli, Bonello, Boniello, Bonetti, Bonetto, Bonet, Bonini, Bonino, Bonin, Bonucci, Bonuccelli, Bonioli, Boniolo, Bonotti, Boniotti, Boniotto, Bononi, Bonon, Bonacci, Bonaccio, Bonaccini, Bonazzi, Bonazza, Bonassi, Bonassini, Bonassin, Bonassili, Bonaca, Bonaga, Bonaghi, Bonaldi, Bonaldo, Bonaudo, Bonani, Bonandi, Bonardi, Bonati, Bonato, Bonatti, Boneri, Boneschi, Bonacina, Bonico, Bonici, Bonichi, Bonicelli, Bonicco, Bonito, Bonutti and many more.

First found in the city of Milan, where earliest records are of the Bonacina family in 1220.


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bonacci research. Another 31 words (2 lines of text) covering the years 1463, 1529, 1688, 1766, 1350, 1495, 1512, 1565, 1669, 1688 and 1859 are included under the topic Early Bonacci History in all our PDF Extended History products.


Another 331 words (24 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bonacci Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Bonacci Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Achille Bonacci, aged 17, who landed in America from Giano Vitasto, Italy, in 1893

Bonacci Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Angelo Bonacci, aged 2, who landed in America from Dicollo Lina, in 1902
  • Alessandro Bonacci, aged 22, who landed in America from Campochiaro, Italy, in 1906
  • Antonietta Bonacci, aged 1, who landed in America from Pignataro, in 1907
  • Angelo Bonacci, aged 24, who settled in America from Saveria Manselli, Catanzaro, in 1910
  • Adolfo Bonacci, aged 23, who emigrated to America from Ridunato, Italy, in 1910


  • Jim Anthony Bonacci (b. 1979), American game developer
  • Cristina "Cris" Bonacci (b. 1964), Australian-born producer, songwriter and musician



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