Show ContentsDebono History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname Debono 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 Debono family

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

Early History of the Debono family

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Debono 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 Debono 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 Debono 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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Debono Ranking

In France, the name Debono is the 4,759th most popular surname with an estimated 1,500 - 2,000 people with that name. [1]

United States Debono migration to the United States +

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

Debono Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Andre Debono, aged 31, who landed in America from Napoli, in 1900
  • Emmanuele Debono, aged 32, who immigrated to the United States from Casazebouch, Malta, in 1920
  • Giovanni Debono, aged 19, who settled in America from Malta, Malta, in 1920
  • Salvator Debono, aged 43, who landed in America, in 1920
  • Charles Debono, aged 23, who landed in America, in 1922
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Contemporary Notables of the name Debono (post 1700) +

  • Joseph M. DeBono, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 2008 [2]
  • Emilio de Bono (1866-1944), Italian Fascist politician
  • Edward Francis Charles Publius de Bono (b. 1933), British psychologist

  2. The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 8) . Retrieved from on Facebook