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The earliest origins of the Bon surname date from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name reveals that an early member was a person who was of good character. It originally derived from the Old French as le bon which was used as a term of endearment. The surname was adopted in England after the Norman Conquest of 1066.

Bon Early Origins



The surname Bon was first found in Oxfordshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Bon Spelling Variations


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Bon Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Bon are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Bon include: Bunn, Bun, Bon, Bonn, Bone, Bonne, Bunne and others.

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Bon Early History


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Bon Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bon research. Another 402 words (29 lines of text) covering the years 1204, 1255, 1296, 1379, 1500, 1618, 1788, 1796, 1830, and 1860 are included under the topic Early Bon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bon Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bon Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bon Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Bon or a variant listed above:

Bon Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Berman Bon, who settled in Germantown in 1691
  • Herman Bon, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1691
  • Peter Bon came with his wife, Gerritje, to Germantown in 1696

Bon Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Louiss Bon, who arrived in Jamestown, Va in 1700
  • Louisa Bon, who landed in Virginia in 1700
  • Louiss Bon settled in Virginia in 1700
  • Wentell Bon settled in Philadelphia in 1737
  • Wentell Bon, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1737
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Bon Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Alfonso Bon, who arrived in New Spain in 1838
  • Bernabe De Bon, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1872

Bon Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Bon arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Birman" in 1840 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BIRMAN 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Birman.htm

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bon (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bon (post 1700)



  • Adelbert Du Bon (b. 1878), American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Windsor, 1919-20
  • Christophe Bon d'Estournelles, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • Louis André Bon, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • Antoine Louis Charles Bon, University Professor, Paris
  • Henri Bon (b. 1941), French physician and parapsychologist
  • Naftali Bon, Kenyan runner
  • Michel Bon, French businessman and politician
  • Louis André Bon, French general
  • François Bon, French novelist
  • Bartolomeo Bon, Italian sculptor and architect

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Citations


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  1. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BIRMAN 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Birman.htm

Other References

  1. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  2. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  4. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  5. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  6. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  7. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  8. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  9. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
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The Bon Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bon 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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