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Villa Debono in Lija, Malta

De Bono or Debono is a surname of Italian origin, rooted from the Latin word "Bonus" meaning "Good".[1] It originated in Northern Italy and its first known documentation appears in Parma in the thirteenth centaury, where it is recorded in deeds of property sale.[2]

There are multiple variations of the surname, namely "Di Bono", "Del Bono", "Buono", "Buonomo", but all trace back to a common origin.[3][4][5][6]

The abbreviation of De Bono from its original form into Debono (no spacing) is common in the Maltese islands. It could be found in its original form in Maltese records as early as 1420.[7]

Notable people with the surname include:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Debono Family Crest, Coat of Arms, Name History and Name Meaning".
  2. ^ "Famiglia De Bono - Origine cognome De Bono - Scheda Araldica, stemma e storia della famiglia De Bono".
  3. ^ "Famiglia Di Bono - Origine cognome Di Bono - Scheda Araldica, stemma e storia della famiglia Di Bono".
  4. ^ "Famiglia Del Bono - Origine cognome Del Bono - Scheda Araldica, stemma e storia della famiglia Del Bono".
  5. ^ "Famiglia Buono - Origine cognome Buono - Scheda Araldica, stemma e storia della famiglia Buono".
  6. ^ "Famiglia Buonomo - Origine cognome Buonomo - Scheda Araldica, stemma e storia della famiglia Buonomo".
  7. ^ "The Militia List of 1419-20". Maltese History & Heritage.