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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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In 1881, a less common occupation for the Bonnet family was Agricl Laborer. 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.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    12%
  • Grocer

    9%
  • Annuitant

    6%
  • Agricl Laborer

    3%

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Bonnet Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Bonnet. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 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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Bonnet Life Expectancy

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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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bonnet 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.

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