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Bonnet Name Meaning

French: from the medieval personal name Bonettus, a diminutive of Latin bonus ‘good’. French: occasionally, a Gascon variant of Bonneau. English and French: metonymic occupational name for a milliner, or a nickname for a wearer of unusual headgear, from Middle English bonet, Old French bon(n)et ‘bonnet’, ‘hat’. This word is found in medieval Latin as abonnis, but is of unknown origin. In Germany the name was borne by Waldensians, of French origin.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Bonner, Bonet, Boone, Bonne, Borne, Bonney, Bennett, Banner, Fonner

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Where is the Bonnet family from?

You can see how Bonnet families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bonnet family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bonnet families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 47 Bonnet families living in London. This was about 34% of all the recorded Bonnet's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Bonnet families in 1891.
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What did your Bonnet ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Bank Clerk and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Bonnet. 50% of Bonnet men worked as a Bank Clerk and 100% of Bonnet women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • Bank Clerk
    50%
  • Farm Labourer
    50%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    100%
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Passenger Lists

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There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Bonnet. For the veterans among your Bonnet ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bonnet lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Bonnet life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Bonnet in 1942 was 35, and 70 in 2004.

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