Bonar Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: variant of Bonner. Irish (Donegal): Scottish name adopted as a translation of Gaelic Ó Cnáimhsighe ‘descendant of Cnáimhseach’, a byname meaning ‘midwife’. This word seems to be a derivative of cnámh ‘bone’ (with the feminine ending -seach), but if so the reason for this is not clear. Polish: from German Bo(h)ner ‘bean grower’ (see Boner).

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


Similar surnames: Boner, Bonnar, Bona, Bodnar, Bolar, Honan, Bina, Bogar, Boyar, Boal

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Bonar Family Origin

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Bonar Family Occupations

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  • Labourer

    22%
  • Student

    15%
  • Carpenter

    11%
  • Engineer

    11%

In 1881, the most common Bonar occupation in Canada was Labourer. 22% of Bonar's were Labourers. Labourer, Student and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bonar. A less common occupation for the Bonar family was Engineer.

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Between 1954 and 2004, Bonar life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Bonar in 1954 was 30, and 77 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bonar

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