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The name Bonn comes from a name for 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.

Bonn Early Origins



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

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Bonn Spelling Variations


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Bonn Spelling Variations



Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Bonn include Bunn, Bun, Bon, Bonn, Bone, Bonne, Bunne and others.

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Bonn Early History


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Bonn Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bonn 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 Bonn History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bonn Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bonn Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Bonn or a variant listed above:

Bonn Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Jo Bonn, aged 18, settled in St Christopher in 1635
  • Jo Bonn, aged 18, landed in St Christopher in 1635
  • Herman Bonn settled in Germantown in 1689

Bonn Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Frans Bonn, who arrived in New York in 1709
  • Franz LeFebure Bonn, who landed in New York, NY in 1710
  • Mr. Bonn, who landed in New York, NY in 1710
  • Frantz Bonn, who arrived in New York, NY in 1710
  • Johannes Bonn, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1750
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Bonn Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Juan Bonn, aged 40, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1830
  • Christoph Bonn, aged 23, landed in Missouri in 1845
  • Math Bonn, who arrived in Galveston, Tex in 1846
  • Jacob Bonn, who arrived in Galveston, Tex in 1846
  • Barthel Bonn, aged 23, landed in New York, NY in 1848
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Bonn Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Bonn arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Condor" in 1851

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    2. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    3. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    4. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    9. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    10. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    11. ...

    The Bonn Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bonn 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.

    This page was last modified on 5 December 2015 at 00:18.

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