Italian: from the medieval personal name Bongiorno (composed of bono ‘good’ + giorno ‘day’), bestowed on a child as an expression of the parents’ satisfaction at the birth (‘it was a good day when you were born’).


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You can see how Bongiorno families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bongiorno family name was found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 31 Bongiorno families living in New York. This was about 36% of all the recorded Bongiorno's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Bongiorno families in 1920.

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Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bongiorno surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

In 1940, Laborer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Bongiorno. 20% of Bongiorno men worked as a Laborer and 28% of Bongiorno women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bongiorno were Presser and New Worker.

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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Bongiorno. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bongiorno census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Bongiorno. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Bongiorno. For the veterans among your Bongiorno ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Bongiorno life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Bongiorno in 1954 was 55, and 76 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bongiorno ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.