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Bonne Name Meaning

French: from the nickname Bonne, feminine form of Bon. Danish: status name for a farmer, from Old Norse bóndi. See also Bond. German: topographic name from Romance bonna ‘border’, or a variant of Bonn 2.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Bonde, Bonner, Boone, Bonnet, Borne, Bone, Ronne, Benne, Sonne

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Where is the Bonne family from?

You can see how Bonne families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bonne family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bonne families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 4 Bonne families living in Louisiana. This was about 50% of all the recorded Bonne's in the USA. Louisiana had the highest population of Bonne families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bonne surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bonne ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Bonne. 25% of Bonne men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Bonne women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bonne were Salesman and Sales Clerk.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    25%
  • Farmer
    18%
  • Truck Driver
    7%
  • Salesman
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    13%
  • Housewife
    10%
  • Clerk
    10%
  • Sales Clerk
    10%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Bonne. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bonne census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Bonne. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Bonne. For the veterans among your Bonne ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bonne lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Bonne life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2004, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Bonne in 1962 was 71, and 16 in 2004.

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