Bonwell Family History

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Bonwell Name Meaning

English: possibly a habitational name from Bunwell in Norfolk, which is named with Old English bune ‘reed’ + wella ‘spring’, ‘stream’. Alternatively it could be a variant of the Norman habitational name Bonfield. Possibly an Americanized form of French Bonneville.

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


Similar surnames: Banwell, Boswell, Boxwell, Bowell, Longwell, Oswell, Doswell, Foxwell

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Bonwell Family Origin

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Bonwell Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    65%
  • Farming

    8%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Dentist

    4%

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In 1880, Farmer, Farming and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bonwell. A less common occupation for the Bonwell family was Dentist. The most common Bonwell occupation in the USA was Farmer. 65% of Bonwell's were Farmers.

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Bonwell Historical Records

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Bonwell Life Expectancy

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