Bonte History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Noble surnames, such as Bonte, evoke images of the ancient homeland of the French people. The original bearer of the name Bonte, which is a local surname, once lived, held land, or was born in the beautiful region of Picardy. In France, hereditary surnames were adopted according to fairly general rules and during the late Middle Ages, names that were derived from localities became increasingly widespread. Local names originally denoted the proprietorship of the village or estate.

Early Origins of the Bonte family

The surname Bonte was first found in Picardy (French: Picardie.)

Early History of the Bonte family

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Bonte Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Labonte, Labonté, Bonté, Bonte, Delabonté, Delabonte and many more.

Early Notables of the Bonte family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family name at this period was Michel-Louis-Joseph Bonté, who was a Baron and a general. Born in 1766 in Coutances, where his father was a doctor, he entered the service as a second lieutenant in the army of Côtes in 1792, was promoted to lieutenant, and throughout his career participated in the armies of Moselle, Sambre-et-Meuse, Vendée, l'Ouest, and finally, of England until 1796. He was a Lieutenant-colonel then a...
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Bonte Ranking

In France, the name Bonte is the 1,506th most popular surname with an estimated 3,897 people with that name. [1]

Migration of the Bonte family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: 240 individuals who left France for Canadian shores between 1600 and 1900. Among them, Antoine Labonté married in Quebec in 1675; Jacques Labonté.


Contemporary Notables of the name Bonte (post 1700) +

  • Michel Louis Joseph Bonté, Baron de St Goazec, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [2]
  • Jacques Bonté, French President of firms in Lyz-lèz-Lannoy, France
  • André Julien Bonté, French engineer in Chelles, France


  1. ^ http://www.journaldesfemmes.com/nom-de-famille/nom/
  2. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, February 11) Michel Bonté. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html


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