Origins Available: English
Early Origins of the Bonnaud family
The surname Bonnaud was first found in Yorkshire
where they held a family seat
from early times after the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Bonnaud family
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Bonnaud Spelling Variations
Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Bonnaud family name include Bonner, Boner, Bonners, Bonar, Bonnar, Bonare and many more.
Early Notables of the Bonnaud family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bonnaud family to Ireland
Some of the Bonnaud family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Bonnaud family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Bonnaud family to immigrate North America: John and Michael Bonar landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1847 and 1879 respectively; Hugh Bonar settled in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina in 1767.
Contemporary Notables of the name Bonnaud (post 1700)
- Jacques Philippe Bonnaud, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 CITATION[CLOSE]
Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, February 11) Jacques Bonnaud. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
- Brigadier-General Armand Bonnaud (1886-1956), French Commanding Officer during World War II CITATION[CLOSE]
Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, October 3) Armand Bonnaud. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Bonnaud/Armand-Pierre-Marie/France.html
- Pierre Bonnaud (1865-1930), French artist
The Bonnaud Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Semper fidelis
Motto Translation: Always faithful.