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Bonnette Name Meaning

Altered spelling of French Bonnet, reflecting the Canadian pronunciation of the final -t, which is not sounded in metropolitan French.

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


Similar surnames: Boulette, Binette, Brunette, Bissette, Bassette, Bonnett, Bonnet

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Where is the Bonnette family from?

You can see how Bonnette families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bonnette family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Bonnette families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 31 Bonnette families living in Louisiana. This was about 40% of all the recorded Bonnette's in USA. Louisiana had the highest population of Bonnette families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bonnette surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bonnette ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Bonnette. 21% of Bonnette men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Bonnette women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bonnette were Salesman and Teacher. .

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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

  • Farmer
    21%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Farm Laborer
    7%
  • Salesman
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Waitress
    14%
  • Stenographer
    12%
  • Clerk
    12%
  • Teacher
    9%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Bonnette. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bonnette 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 456 immigration records available for the last name Bonnette. 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 Bonnette. For the veterans among your Bonnette ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bonnette lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Bonnette life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1973. The average life expectancy for Bonnette in 1959 was 37, and 73 in 2004.

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