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From the historical and enchanting region of France emerged a multitude of notable family names, including that of the distinguished Bonneau family. Originally, the people in this region went by one (personal) name. Surnames evolved during the Middle Ages when people began to assume an extra name to avoid confusion and to further identify themselves. These names then began to become "fixed" or hereditary between the generations. One of the types of names adopted as surnames were those derived from nicknames. Nickname surnames were derived from an eke-name, or added name, and generally reflected some physical characteristics or other attribute of the first person that used the name. The Bonneau surname derives from the Old French term of endearment "bonye," meaning "the good little one." It has also been suggested that the surname stems from the medieval personal name Bonellus.

Bonneau Early Origins



The surname Bonneau was first found in Lorraine, where they held a family seat from very early times in the arrondisement of Meuse.

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Bonneau Spelling Variations


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Bonneau Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Bonneau, Bonneault, Bonnet, Bonnaud and others.

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Bonneau Early History


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Bonneau Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bonneau research. Another 495 words (35 lines of text) covering the years 1642, 1668, 1703, 1720, 1765, and 1793 are included under the topic Early Bonneau History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bonneau Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bonneau Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Bonneau 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Bonneau Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Louis Bonneau, who landed in New York in 1690

Bonneau Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Marie Bonneau, aged 23, who emigrated to America from Paris, in 1900
  • Victorine Bonneau, aged 40, who emigrated to the United States from Paris, in 1903
  • Julis Eugene Bonneau, aged 31, who emigrated to the United States from Paris, France, in 1911
  • Louis Bonneau, aged 42, who landed in America from Paris, France, in 1918
  • Georges Bonneau, aged 28, who emigrated to the United States from Rochefort, France, in 1918
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Bonneau Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century

  • Andre Bonneau, who arrived in Quebec in 1658

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bonneau (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bonneau (post 1700)



  • Richard Bonneau, American computational biologist
  • Paul Bonneau (1918-1995), French composer of classical music
  • Stéphane Bonneau (b. 1961), Canadian tennis player
  • Jimmy Bonneau (b. 1985), Canadian NHL ice hockey player
  • Roland Bonneau, Professor of Chemistry at the Université de Bordeaux, France
  • Gilles Yves Bonneau (1941-2002), Quebec composer

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    2. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    3. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    4. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
    5. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    6. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    9. Annuaire Général Héraldique Universel. Paris: Institut Héraldique, 1901. Print.
    10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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    The Bonneau Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bonneau 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 20 September 2014 at 17:51.

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