Show ContentsBonvalet History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Bonvalet comes from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It was a name for a person who may have been referred to as the good valet, or groom.

Early Origins of the Bonvalet family

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

Early History of the Bonvalet family

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Bonvalet Spelling Variations

Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Bonvalet has undergone many spelling variations, including Bonvallet, Bonuaslet, Bonvadlet, Bonvalet and many more.

Early Notables of the Bonvalet family (pre 1700)

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Bonvalet Ranking

In France, the name Bonvalet is the 4,926th most popular surname with an estimated 1,500 - 2,000 people with that name. [1]

United States Bonvalet migration to the United States +

To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Bonvalet were among those contributors:

Bonvalet Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Louis Bonvalet, who arrived in Mississippi in 1843 [2]

  2. 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) on Facebook