Bonneteau History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

From the historical and enchanting region of France emerged a multitude of notable family names, including that of the distinguished Bonneteau 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 Bonneteau 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.

Early Origins of the Bonneteau family

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

Early History of the Bonneteau family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bonneteau research. Another 449 words (32 lines of text) covering the years 1642, 1668, 1703, 1720, 1765, and 1793 are included under the topic Early Bonneteau History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bonneteau Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Bonneteau family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Bonneteau Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Bonneteau family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Claude Bonnet, who settled in Louisiana in 1758; Daniel Bonnet with his wife Jeane settled in New York State in 1700; Jacques Bonnet settled in Philadelphia with his family in 1733..



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