Bonin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Noble surnames, such as Bonin, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the French people. The original bearer of the name Bonin, which is a local surname, once lived, held land, or was born in the beautiful region of France. In France, hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules and during the late Middle Ages, names that were derived from localities became increasingly widespread. Local names originally denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate. The surname Bonin was originally found in Berry.

Early Origins of the Bonin family

The surname Bonin was first found in the province de Berry.

Early History of the Bonin family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bonin research. Another 50 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1439, 1865, 1888, 1891, 1893, 1895 and 1925 are included under the topic Early Bonin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bonin Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Bonnin, Bonin and others.

Early Notables of the Bonin family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family at this time was Charles-Eudes Bonin, born in Poissy in 1865, who was an explorer. He graduated from the School of Chartres in 1888, entered the administration as chief of cabinet of the prefect of Ile-et-Villaine, and in 1891 was named adjunct commissioner of the government for the tribes of Muong of Laos. In 1893 he was put in charge of exploring the region...
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United States Bonin migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Bonin Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Jon Bonin, who arrived in Virginia in 1635 [1]
  • André Bonin married in Trois-Rivières in 1688
Bonin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Antoine Bonin, who arrived in Louisiana in 1805 [1]
  • Philip Bonin, aged 36, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1855 [1]

Canada Bonin migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

  • André Bonin, son of Pierre and Françoise, who married Marie Loubier, daughter of Jean and Louise, in Trois-Rivières, Quebec on 10th November 1688 [2]
  • Antoine Bonin, son of Nicolas and Marthe, who married Françoise-Catherine Volant, daughter of Jean-François and Marguerite, in Contrecoeur, Quebec on 9th April 1731 [2]
  • Ignace Bonin, son of Nicolas and Catherine, who married Marie-Louise Casaubon, daughter of Jean-Baptiste and Marie-Anne, in Berthier, Quebec on 4th April 1758 [2]
  • Jean Bonin, son of Guillaume and Marie, who married Marie Campagna, daughter of Pierre and Françoise-Anne, in Montreal, Quebec on 4th July 1729 [2]
  • Jean-Baptiste Bonin, son of Nicolas and Catherine, who married Antoine Houde, daughter of Pierre and Marie-Catherine, in Lanoraie, Quebec on 25th November 1744 [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)
Bonin Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Marie Bonin married in Badeau, Quebec in 1657
  • Mr. Jacques Bonin, French settler travelling to Canada to work for Jeanne Mance and Sister Judith Moreau arriving on 21st June 1659 [3]
  • Nicole Bonin married in Batiscan, Quebec in 1671
  • Marie Bonin married in Quebec in 1677
  • Nicolas Bonin married in Contrecoeur, Quebec in 1685
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Bonin (post 1700) +

  • Gregory Louis Bonin (1955-1984), American former professional baseball umpire in the National League from 1984 to 1999
  • Edward John Bonin (1904-1990), American politician, Mayor of Hazleton, Pa. and U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania
  • Garland Bonin (b. 1912), American State government official of Louisiana
  • Joseph Maurice Bonin (b. 1930), American professor of economics from Louisiana
  • Raymond Bonin (b. 1942), Canadian politician, member of the House of Commons
  • Marcel Bonin (b. 1931), Canadian professional (NHL) hockey player


  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.
  3. ^ Debien, Gabriel. Liste Des Engagés Pour Le Canada Au XVIIe Siècle. Vol. 6, Laval University, 1952. (Retreived 24th May 2018). Retrieved from https://lebloguedeguyperron.wordpress.com/2016/06/30/130-liste-des-contrats-dengagement-pour-la-nouvelle-france-releves-a-la-rochelle-entre-1634-et-1679/


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