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From the historical and enchanting region of France emerged a multitude of notable family names, including that of the distinguished Bonnot 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 Bonnot 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.
The surname Bonnot was first found in Lorraine, where they held a family seat from very early times in the arrondisement of Meuse.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Bonneau, Bonneault, Bonnet, Bonnaud and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bonnot research. Another 495 words (35 lines of text) covering the years 1642, 1668, 1703, 1720, 1765, and 1793 are included under the topic Early Bonnot History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Bonnot Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
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..
The Bonnot Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bonnot 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.
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