Bonacci History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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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.
Early Origins of the Bonacci family
The surname Bonacci was first found in the city of Milan, where earliest records are of the Bonacina family in 1220.
Early History of the Bonacci family
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Bonacci Spelling Variations
Italian surnames come in far more variations than the names of most other nationalities. Regional traditions and dialects are a decisive factor in this characteristic. For example, northern names tend to end in "o", while southern in "i". Also important, but not unique to Italy, was the fact that before dictionaries and the printing press most scribes simply spelled words according to their sounds. The predictable result was an enormous number of spelling variations. The recorded spellings of Bonacci 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.
Early Notables of the Bonacci family (pre 1700)
Prominent among bearers of this family in early times was Bartolomeo Bono (c.1463-1529), a Lombard architect who worked in Venice and designed parts of the Piazza di San Marco; Giacomo Boni (1688-1766), Italian painter of the late-Baroque period, who worked mostly in Genoa. Egidio Boni, born in Cortona in 1350, dedicated his life to the church and eventually became the Bishop of Vicenza; the Boni family of Florence produced 12 priests; Bartolomeo Bonino was Bishop of Sebenco from 1495 to 1512; members of the Bon family in Venice were castle owners during the 15th and 16th centuries; Giovanni Boni...
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Bonacci migration to the United States +
Early records show that people bearing the name Bonacci arrived in North America quite early:
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 immigrated to America from Ridunato, Italy, in 1910
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Contemporary Notables of the name Bonacci (post 1700) +
- Jim Anthony Bonacci (b. 1979), American game developer
- Cristina "Cris" Bonacci (b. 1964), Australian-born producer, songwriter and musician
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