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Bonneville Surname History


Origins Available: French , Scottish


The earliest roots of the name Bonneville are with the Viking settlers of the early Middle Ages; the surname having come from a place named by the Vikings It is a name for someone who lived in Normandy, at the Castle of Bonneville or Bondeville. Some of the family remained in Normandy as seen by the record of William de Bonville who was listed there in 1124. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
"The Itineraire de la Normandie records three places so called, two near Rouen and the third near Yvetot." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)


Early Origins of the Bonneville family


The surname Bonneville was first found in Devon, but early records also revealed that Bonvilston in the Vale of Glamorgan, Wales which may have been an ancient family seat as the village is named after Simon de Bonville, a Norman nobleman who lived there in the 12th century. "In 1165 the son of Robert de Bonavilla held lands in York. The Barons Bonville were of this house." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
Later Sir Nicholas de Bonville of Shute's son Sir William Bonville (c. 1332-1408) held estates at Newenham Abbey, Devon and rests there. His son was Sir John Bonville (c. 1371-1396) and his son was William Bonville, 1st Baron Bonville (c. 1392-1461), KG, of Shute, Devon, the English nobleman, soldier, and administrator. In 1400 they were granted a charter of lands by King Robert 3rd of Scotland at Balhelvy Bonvile. One branch of the family was found in Scotland in early times. "Adam de Bonuill was present at perambulation of the bounds of Kynblathmund, 1219. John de Boneville had a charter of the lands of Collistoun and two roumes of Arndendrachtis in the lordship of Buchan, 1321 and John de Bonevyle is mentioned in 1326 as owner of the land of Blairtoun in the thanedom of Balhelvie, Aberdeenshire. " [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)

Early History of the Bonneville family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bonneville research.
Another 132 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1326, 1340, 1341, 1376, 1400, 1475, 1392, 1461 and 1449 are included under the topic Early Bonneville History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bonneville Spelling Variations


Standards against which to judge the accuracy of spellings and translations did not yet exist in the Middle Ages. Spelling variations in names dating from that era, are thus, an extremely common occurrence. Bonneville has been recorded as Bonville, Bonvile, Bonvill, Bonfield, Boneville, Bonfilly and many more.

Early Notables of the Bonneville family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Bonneville family to Ireland


Some of the Bonneville family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 41 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Bonneville family to the New World and Oceana


The New World was far from the oppressive regime of the old country. It was a place where there was more land than people and political and religious freedom were far easier to come by. Many Scots even got the chance to fight for their freedom in the American War of Independence. In recent years, interest in this heritage has been generated by Clan societies and regular highland games in North America. An examination of early immigration and passenger lists has revealed many people bearing the Bonneville name:

Bonneville Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Marguerite Brazier Bonneville, who arrived in New Orleans in 1831

Contemporary Notables of the name Bonneville (post 1700)


  • Benjamin Louis Eulalie de Bonneville, American explorer, namesake of the ancient lake Bonneville in Utah, which is the Great Salt Lake Desert today
  • Miguel Bonneville (b. 1985), Portuguese performance and visual artist
  • David Bonneville (b. 1978), Portuguese film director and screenwriter
  • Nicolas de Bonneville (1760-1828), French bookseller, printer, journalist, and writer
  • Ray Bonneville, Canadian blues musician and recording artist

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Citations


  1. ^ The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
  2. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)


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