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Bonar History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


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Early Origins of the Bonar family


The surname Bonar was first found in Yorkshire, where they held a family seat from early times after the Norman Conquest in 1066.

Early History of the Bonar family


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 and printed products wherever possible.

Bonar Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Bonner, Boner, Bonners, Bonar, Bonnar, Bonare and many more.

Early Notables of the Bonar family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Bonar family to Ireland


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 and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Bonar family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Bonar Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Hugh Bonar, who settled in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1767

Bonar Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Bonar, who landed in New York, NY in 1811 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Patrick Bonar, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1817
  • Ann Bonar, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1847
  • John and Michael Bonar, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1847 and 1879 respectively

Bonar Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Mr. Patrick Bonar, aged who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "Venilia" departing 28th May 1847 from Limerick, Ireland; the ship arrived on 11th July 1847 but he died on board [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 65)
  • Mr. Timothy Bonar, aged 65 who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "Bee" departing 17th April 1847 from Cork, Ireland; the ship arrived on 12th June 1847 but he died on board [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 65)
  • Grace Bonar, who arrived in St. John's, Newfoundland in 1850 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  • Eliza and Francis Bonar, who landed in St. John's, Newfoundland in 1860 and 1861 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

Contemporary Notables of the name Bonar (post 1700)


  • John Bonar (1886-1963), Yugoslavia-born, American Academy Award nominated set decorator in the 1940s, best known for his work on The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945)
  • Haley Bonar (b. 1983), Canadian-born, American alternative country singer-songwriter
  • Reyman Edward "Bud" Bonar (1906-1970), American football player and coach
  • Thomson Bonar (d. 1814), Scottish wine-merchant who married the daughter of the engraver Andrew Bell, co-founder of the Encyclopædia Britannica; Bonar helped with the publication and held copyrights for portions of the work
  • Paul Bonar (b. 1976), Scottish former professional footballer
  • James Alexander Bonar (1840-1901), Scottish-born, New Zealand merchant, shipping agent, company director and politician, the first Mayor of Hokitika
  • James Bonar (1852-1941), Scottish civil servant, political economist and historian of economic thought
  • Andrew Alexander Bonar (1810-1892), Scottish minister of the Free Church of Scotland, youngest brother of Horatius Bonar
  • Horatius Bonar (1808-1889), Scottish clergyman and hymnist
  • Ian Bonar, British actor, known for his roles in Skyfall (2012), Atonement (2007) and How to Lose Friends & Alienate People (2008)
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 65)
  3. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

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