Bonelli History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname Bonelli 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 Bonelli family

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

Important Dates for the Bonelli family

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Bonelli 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 Bonelli 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 Bonelli 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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Bonelli migration to the United States

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

Bonelli Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Vincent Bonelli, who landed in Mississippi in 1871 [1]
  • Emile Bonelli, who arrived in Mississippi in 1891 [1]
  • Frank Bonelli, who arrived in Mississippi in 1891 [1]
  • Antonio Bonelli, aged 26, who immigrated to America, in 1892
  • Andrea Bonelli, aged 45, who immigrated to America, in 1896
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Bonelli Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Angiola Bonelli, aged 33, who landed in America from Biccaro, in 1901
  • Angelo Bonelli, aged 26, who settled in America from Napoli, in 1904
  • Antonio Bonelli, aged 22, who settled in America from Licata, in 1906
  • Angelo Bonelli, aged 35, who immigrated to the United States from Campobello, Italy, in 1910
  • Antonia Bonelli, aged 29, who immigrated to the United States from Cirigliano, Italy, in 1911
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Contemporary Notables of the name Bonelli (post 1700)

  • Richard Bonelli (1889-1980), American baritone
  • Olivia Bonelli (1920-1990), American soprano
  • Sergio Bonelli (b. 1932), Italian comics writer
  • Giovanni Luigi Bonelli (1908-2001), Italian comics writer
  • Franco Andrea Bonelli (1784-1830), Italian ornithologist, entomologist and collector
  • Federico Bonelli, Italian ballet dancer
  • Carlo Bonelli (1612-1676), Italian cardinal
  • Raphael M. Bonelli (b. 1968), Austrian psychiatrist and researcher
  • Camillo Bonelli, Captain Regent of San Marino (1816)

Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
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