Bonnel History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Bonnel family

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

Important Dates for the Bonnel family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bonnel research. Another 77 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1600, 1653 and 1699 are included under the topic Early Bonnel History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bonnel Spelling Variations

Standards against which to judge the accuracy of spellings and translations did not yet exist in the Middle Ages. Spelling variations in names dating from that era, are thus, an extremely common occurrence. Bonnel has been recorded as Bonally, Bonelly, Bonallo, Bonalo, Bonaly, Bonnella, Bonela, Bonello and many more.

Early Notables of the Bonnel family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family at this time was David Bonallo, an unusual spelling but not an exception in Scottish surnames, e.g. Dalgarno and Dalgarto. James Bonnell (1653-1699), was Accountant-General of Ireland, "a man eminent for his saintly life, was...
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Bonnel migration to the United States

The New World was far from the oppressive regime of the old country. It was a place where there was more land than people and political and religious freedom were far easier to come by. Many Scots even got the chance to fight for their freedom in the American War of Independence. In recent years, interest in this heritage has been generated by Clan societies and regular highland games in North America. An examination of early immigration and passenger lists has revealed many people bearing the Bonnel name:

Bonnel Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Daniel Bonnel settled with his wife, Marie Izambert, in Carolina in 1695-1696 and John Bonnel, who settled in New York in 1811
  • John Bonnel, who landed in New York, NY in 1811 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Bonnel (post 1700)

  • Joseph Bonnel (1939-2018), French former football midfielder who played for France at the FIFA World Cup 1966

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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)
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