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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • English, Scottish, and Irish : nickname from Middle English boner(e), bonour ‘gentle’, ‘courteous’, ‘handsome’ (Old French bonnaire, from the phrase de bon(ne) aire ‘of good bearing or appearance’, from which also comes modern English debonair).
  • Welsh : Anglicized form of Welsh ap Ynyr ‘son of Ynyr’, a common medieval personal name derived from Latin Honorius.
  • Swedish : unexplained.

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