Bonné History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The name Bonné is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. Bonné was a name used for a person who was of good character. It originally derived from the Old French as le bon which was used as a term of endearment. The surname was adopted in England after the Norman Conquest of 1066.
Early Origins of the Bonné family
The surname Bonné was first found in Oxfordshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Important Dates for the Bonné family
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Bonné Spelling Variations
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Bonné include Bunn, Bun, Bon, Bonn, Bone, Bonne, Bunne and others.
Early Notables of the Bonné family (pre 1700)
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Bonné migration to the United States
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Bonné were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:
Bonné Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Eliz Bonne, who arrived in Virginia in 1635 
- Peter Bonne, who landed in Maryland in 1663 
Bonné Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Adolph Bonne, who landed in America in 1780 
- Heinrich Bonne, who arrived in America in 1780 
- Mr. Bonne, who arrived in America in 1783 
Bonné Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Theodore Bonne, aged 38, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1836 
Contemporary Notables of the name Bonné (post 1700)
- Shirley Bonne (b. 1934), American Actress
- Michel Bonne, Cinematographer
Historic Events for the Bonné family
- Mr. Jacobus Bonne, American Third Class Passenger from Moline, Illinois, United States who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking 
- ^ 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)
- ^ Commemoration Empress of Ireland 2014. (Retrieved 2014, June 16) . Retrieved from http://www.empress2014.ca/seclangen/listepsc1.html