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

The surname Bonito 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.

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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.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bonito research. Another 33 words(2 lines of text) covering the years 1463, 1529, 1688, and 1766 are included under the topic Early Bonito History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Bonito Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • Franco Bonito, aged 40, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1829

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