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Bonwell Name Meaning

English: possibly a habitational name from Bunwell in Norfolk, which is named with Old English bune ‘reed’ + wella ‘spring’, ‘stream’. Alternatively it could be a variant of the Norman habitational name Bonfield. Possibly an Americanized form of French Bonneville.

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


Similar surnames: Banwell, Boswell, Boxwell, Bowell, Longwell, Oswell, Doswell, Foxwell

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Bonwell Family Origin

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Bonwell Family Occupations

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  • Stone Mason

    22%
  • Commercial Clerk

    11%
  • Labourer Gas Works

    11%
  • Mason

    11%

In 1881, Stone Mason, Commercial Clerk and Labourer Gas Works were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bonwell. The most common Bonwell occupation in the UK was Stone Mason. 22% of Bonwell's were Stone Masons. A less common occupation for the Bonwell family was Mason.

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Bonwell Historical Records

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Bonwell Life Expectancy

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