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Origins Available: Irish, Polish, Scottish
Where did the Scottish Bonar family come from? What is the Scottish Bonar family crest and coat of arms? When did the Bonar family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Bonar family history?
Spelling variations of this family name include: Bonner, Boner, Bonners, Bonar, Bonnar, Bonare and many more.
First found in Yorkshire, where they held a family seat from early times after the Norman Conquest in 1066.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bonar research. Another 461 words(33 lines of text) covering the years 1281, 1281, 1700, 1451 and 1273 are included under the topic Early Bonar History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Bonar Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Bonar family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 143 words(10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Bonar Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
- Hugh Bonar settled in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1767
Bonar Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
- John Bonar, who landed in New York, NY in 1811
- Patrick Bonar, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1817
- Ann Bonar, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1847
- John and Michael Bonar landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1847 and 1879 respectively
- John and Michael Bonar, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1847 and 1879 respectively
- Reyman Edward "Bud" Bonar (1906-1970), American football player and coach
- Haley Bonar (b. 1983), Canadian-born, American alternative country singer-songwriter
- John Bonar, American Academy Award nominated set decorator in the 1940s, best known for his work on The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945)
- Horatius Bonar (1808-1889), Scottish clergyman and hymnist
- Sir Herbert Bonar (b. 1907), Scottish Executive
- Andrew Alexander Bonar (1810-1892), Scottish minister of the Free Church of Scotland
- James Bonar (1852-1941), historian of economists
- Daniel Gordon Bonar (b. 1956), retired Canadian professional NHL ice hockey forward from Deloraine, Manitoba
- Maureen Bonar (1962-1963), Canadian curler from Deloraine, Manitoba, four-time provincial champion
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- Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
The Bonar Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bonar Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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