Bonnell Family History

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Bonnell Name Meaning

Altered spelling of French Bonnel, a variant of Bonneau. English: variant of Bunnell.

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

Similar surnames: Bonwell, Bonsell, Bonnet, Bodell, Blondell, Bowell, Monell, Bonney

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Bonnell Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Bonnell name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Bonnell. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Bonnell Family Origin

Where is the Bonnell family from?

Bonnell Family Occupations

What did your Bonnell ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Bonnell family was Labourer. The most common Bonnell occupation in Canada was Farmer. 15% of Bonnell's were Farmers. Farmer, Cabinet Maker and Commis were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bonnell.

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  • Farmer

  • Cabinet Maker

  • Commis

  • Labourer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Bonnell ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Bonnell Historical Records

What Bonnell family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 31,000 census records available for the last name Bonnell. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bonnell census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Bonnell. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Bonnell. For the veterans among your Bonnell ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bonnell Life Expectancy

What is the average Bonnell lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Bonnell life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Bonnell in 1943 was 58, and 75 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bonnell ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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