Last name origins & meanings:
- French: from the medieval personal name Bonettus, a
diminutive of Latin bonus ‘good’.
- French: occasionally, a
Gascon variant of Bonneau.
- English and French: metonymic occupational name for a milliner, or a nickname for a wearer
of unusual headgear, from Middle English bonet, Old French
bon(n)et ‘bonnet’, ‘hat’. This word is found in medieval Latin
as abonnis, but is of unknown origin.
- In Germany the
name was borne by Waldensians, of French origin.
- A Bonnet from the Charente region of France is documented in
Montreal in 1670 with the secondary surname Lafortune.
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