Bonsall Family History

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Bonsall Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Derbyshire recorded in Domesday Book as Bunteshale ‘nook or corner of land (Old English halh) of a man called Bunt’.

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

Similar surnames: Bonwell, Dowdall, Horsfall, Foxall, Bursell, Boxell, Bothell, Mansell

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Bonsall Family Origin

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Bonsall Family Occupations

What did your Bonsall ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Bonsall occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 22% of Bonsall's were Coal Miners. Coal Miner, Farmer and Lace Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bonsall. A less common occupation for the Bonsall family was Laundress.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Farmer

  • Lace Maker

  • Laundress


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Bonsall ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Bonsall Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Bonsall. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bonsall 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Bonsall. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Bonsall. For the veterans among your Bonsall ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bonsall Life Expectancy

What is the average Bonsall lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Bonsall life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Bonsall in 1944 was 42, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bonsall

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bonsall 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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