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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 31 words (2 lines of text) covering the years 1463, 1529, 1688, 1766, 1350, 1495, 1512, 1565, 1669, 1688, 1859, 1654, 1736, 1698 and 1762 are included under the topic Early Bonito History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 375 words (27 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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  9. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
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