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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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Bonnet Family Origin

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Bonnet Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    12%
  • Grocer

    9%
  • Annuitant

    6%
  • Agricl Laborer

    3%

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Grocer and Annuitant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bonnet. The most common Bonnet occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 12% of Bonnet's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Bonnet family was Agricl Laborer.

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