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Bonella History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: Italian, Scottish, Spanish


The surname Bonella 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 Bonella family


The surname Bonella was first found in the city of Milan, where earliest records are of the Bonacina family in 1220.

Early History of the Bonella family


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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 Bonella History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bonella Spelling Variations


There are many variations of most of those Italian names that originated in the medieval era. Some of these come from regional differences, like the tradition of ending northern names in "o" and southern names in "i". Others come from inaccuracies in the recording process, which were extremely common in the eras before dictionaries standardized spelling. Some of the spelling variations of Bonella are 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 Bonella 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...
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Migration of the Bonella family to the New World and Oceana


In the immigration and passenger lists were a number of people bearing the name Bonella

Bonella Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Giovanni Anto. Bonella, aged 30, who landed in America, in 1896
  • Josie Bonella, aged 30, who emigrated to America, in 1896
  • Giovanni Anto. Bonella, aged 30, who settled in America, in 1896
  • Josie Bonella, aged 30, who landed in America, in 1896
  • Sara Bonella, aged 28, who landed in America, in 1896

Bonella Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Thomas Bonella, aged 26, who emigrated to America from London, in 1906
  • Dolores Bonella, aged 39, who emigrated to the United States, in 1908
  • Dolores Bonella, aged 39, who settled in America, in 1908
  • Maria Bonella, aged 32, who settled in America from Telve, Italy, in 1909
  • Paolo Bonella, aged 3, who emigrated to the United States from Telve, Italy, in 1909
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Contemporary Notables of the name Bonella (post 1700)


  • Keena Lea Bonella (b. 1985), American beauty queen from Grand Junction, Colorado

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