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Bonhomme History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The Bonhomme surname is derived from the Old French words "bon" and "homme," in turn from the Latin "bonus homo" both of which literally meant "good man," but also came to mean a "peasant farmer."


Early Origins of the Bonhomme family


The surname Bonhomme was first found in Bedfordshire (Old English: Bedanfordscir), located in Southeast-central England, formerly part of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Mercia, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Early History of the Bonhomme family


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Bonhomme Spelling Variations


Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Bonhomme were recorded, including Bonham, Bonhume, Bonhomme, Bonhom, Bonhome, Bonum, Bonem and many more.

Early Notables of the Bonhomme family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Bonhomme family to the New World and Oceana


To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Bonhomme family emigrate to North America:

Bonhomme Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • I, Bonhomme, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 [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)
  • Barney D Bonhomme, who landed in Arkansas in 1886 [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)
  • Charles-Ignace Bonhomme, son of Ignace and Agnès, married Thérèse Goulet, daughter of René and Catherine, in Montreal, Quebec on 9th November 1705 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  • Charles Bonhomme, son of Noel and Félicité, married Marie-Charlotte Groinier, daughter of Joseph and Marguerite, in Lorette, Quebec on 3rd August 1753 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  • Claude Bonhomme, son of Noel and Félicité, married Marie-Geneviève Martin, daughter of Pierre and Françoise, in Sainte-Anne-de-la-Pocatière, Quebec on 25th August 1749 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  • François-Régis Bonhomme, son of Noel and Félicité, married Louise-Agathe Alain, daughter of Pierre and Anne, in L'Ancienne-Lorette, Quebec on 21st February 1746 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.
  • François Bonhomme, son of Guillaume and Françoise, married Marie-Françoise De Larue, daughter of Jean-Baptiste and Marie-Anne, in Pointe-aux-Trembles, Quebec on 16th February 1722 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.
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Contemporary Notables of the name Bonhomme (post 1700)


  • Mandy Bonhomme, stage name of Amanda Goodman, an American voice actress from New York City
  • Ariane Bonhomme (b. 1995), Canadian two-time gold and bronze medalist track cyclist
  • Andrée Marie Clémence Bonhomme (1905-1982), Dutch composer
  • Paul Bonhomme (b. 1964), British aerobatics and commercial airliner pilot, owner/race pilot of Team Bonhomme, the World Champions of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship
  • Tessa Bonhomme (b. 1985), Canadian Olympic gold medalist and six-time gold medalist hockey player and television sports reporter

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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. ^ Internoscia, Arthur E., and Claire Chevrier. Dictionnaire National des Canadiens Français 1608-1760. Vol. 1, Institut Drouin, 1958.


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