Updated June 9, 2019

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Family name origins & meanings

  • Italian, Spanish, Catalan, Portuguese, and Jewish (Sephardic) : from a medieval personal name, a short form of Bonaventura or Buenaventura, meaning ‘good fortune’, or, in the case of the Italian name, a nickname from ventura ‘fortune’, ‘luck’. The name Bonaventura was borne in honor of a saint (1221–74) who was given this nickname by St. Francis of Assisi when he cured him miraculously as a child.