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Bonham Name Meaning

English: nickname from Old French bon homme (Latin bonus homo). This had two senses relevant to surname formation; partly it had the literal meaning ‘good man’, and partly it came to mean ‘peasant farmer’. Americanized form of French Bonhomme.

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


Similar surnames: Bingham, Benham, Canham, Dunham, Braham, Bolam, Downham, Denham

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Bonham Family Origin

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Bonham Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    50%
  • Going To School

    21%
  • Brick Maker

    4%
  • Carpenter

    4%

In 1881, Farmer, Going To School and Brick Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bonham. The most common Bonham occupation in Canada was Farmer. 50% of Bonham's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Bonham family was Carpenter.

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Bonham Historical Records

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Bonham Life Expectancy

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