Bonino History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The surname Bonino 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 Bonino family
The surname Bonino was first found in the city of Milan, where earliest records are of the Bonacina family in 1220.
Early History of the Bonino family
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Bonino 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 Bonino 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 Bonino 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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Migration of the Bonino family
In the immigration and passenger lists were a number of people bearing the name Bonino Anna Boni, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1767; Maria Bono, age 33, who arrived in America on Aug. 19, 1881, aboard the "Amerique".
Contemporary Notables of the name Bonino (post 1700) +
- Nick Bonino (b. 1988), American professional NHL ice hockey center from Hartford
- Ernesto Pietro Bonino (1922-2008), Italian pop and jazz singer in the 1940s and 50s
- Emma Bonino (b. 1948), Italian politician, former Member of the European Parliament, Member of the Italian Senate, eponym of the Bonino List
- Julio César Bonino Bonino (1947-2017), Uruguayan Roman Catholic prelate, Bishop of Tacuarembó (1990-2017)
- René Bonino (1930-2016), French sprinter in the 1952 and 1956 Summer Olympics
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