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Bonnet Name Meaning

French: from the medieval personal name Bonettus, a diminutive of Latin bonus ‘good’. French: occasionally, a Gascon variant of Bonneau. English and French: metonymic occupational name for a milliner, or a nickname for a wearer of unusual headgear, from Middle English bonet, Old French bon(n)et ‘bonnet’, ‘hat’. This word is found in medieval Latin as abonnis, but is of unknown origin. In Germany the name was borne by Waldensians, of French origin.

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

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Bonnet Family Origin

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Bonnet Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    27%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Carpenter

    4%
  • Farm Laborer

    3%

In 1880, the most common Bonnet occupation in the USA was Farmer. 27% of Bonnet's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Bonnet family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bonnet.

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