Bonnell History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Bonnell family

The surname Bonnell was first found in Languedoc, where the family held a family seat.

By the 12th century this ancient family was well established in the region of Rouergue and several members of this prominent family made a distinctive contribution to the community in which they lived and were rewarded with lands, titles and letters patent confirming their nobility.

Important Dates for the Bonnell family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bonnell research. Another 493 words (35 lines of text) covering the years 1112, 1199, 1206, 1250, 1278, 1335, 1397, 1400, 1498, 1505, 1660, 1698, 1754, 1823, 1824, and 1840 are included under the topic Early Bonnell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bonnell Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: de Bonal, de Bonald, DuBonal, de Bonnal, Du Bonnal, du Bonnald, du Bonail, du Bonaild, du Bonailde, du Bonaile, du Bonnaile, du Bonnail, du Bonnaild, du Bonnailde, du Bonald, du Bonall, du Bonnall, du Bonale, Bonales, Bonell, Bonnell, Bonel, de Bonnald, de Bonail, de Bonaild, de Bonailde, de Bonaile, de Bonnaile, de Bonnail, de Bonnaild, de Bonnailde, de Bonall, de Bonnall, de Bonale, de Bonales, de Bonell, de Bonnell and many more.

Early Notables of the Bonnell family (pre 1700)

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Bonnell migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Bonnell Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • William Bonnell, aged 32, who arrived in New York in 1841 [1]

Bonnell migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Bonnell Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Mr. Benjamin Bonnell U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1783 [2]
  • Mr. Isaac Bonnell U.E. born in New York, USA who settled in Digby, Nova Scotia c. 1783 [2]

Bonnell migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Bonnell Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Juliana Bonnell, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Edwin Fox" in 1875

Contemporary Notables of the name Bonnell (post 1700)

  • Joseph Bonnell (1802-1840), U.S Army Officer and Republic of Texas Officer
  • Marion Wright "Bonnie" Bonnell (1905-1964), American Vaudeville performer who played a "straight woman" with the Three Stooges
  • Barry Bonnell (b. 1953), American former Major League Baseball outfielder and third baseman
  • Sadie Bonnell MM (1888-1993), British ambulance driver in Word War I, first woman to win the Military Medal
  • Mark Lorne Bonnell (1923-2006), Canadian physician, provincial politician, and senator from Prince Edward Island
  • Bonnell Thornton (1725-1768), English poet, essayist, and critic, son of John Thornton, apothecary, of Maiden Lane, and afterwards of Chandos Street, Westminster
  • Bonnell Harold Stone, American politician, Member of Georgia State House of Representatives from Union County, 1926, 1929-31 [3]

Historic Events for the Bonnell family

RMS Titanic
  • Miss Caroline Bonnell, aged 30, American First Class passenger from Youngstown, Ohio who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking escaping in life boat 8 [4]
  • Miss Elizabeth Bonnell, aged 61, American First Class passenger from Youngstown, Ohio who sailed aboard the RMS Titanic and survived the sinking escaping in life boat 8 [4]

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)
  2. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 2) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  4. ^ Titanic Passenger List - Titanic Facts. (Retrieved 2016, July 13) . Retrieved from http://www.titanicfacts.net/titanic-passenger-list.html
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