Last name origins & meanings:
- French: approbatory (or ironic) nickname, from Old French
bon ‘good’ (Latin bonus).
- French: occasionally from
the Latin personal name Bonus (likewise meaning ‘good’), which
was borne by a minor 3rd-century Christian saint, martyred at Rome
with eleven companions under the Emperor Vespasian. It was adopted as
a personal name partly in his honor and partly because of the
transparently well-omened meaning.
- Hungarian: from a short form of
the old ecclesiastical name Bonifác (see Boniface).
- A Bon, of unrecorded origin, with the secondary name Lacombe is
documented in St. Ours, Quebec, in 1671.
This name appears in the following lists:
Before They Were Famous - Name Changers,
Rock Kings and Queens
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