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  • French : habitational name from any of the numerous places called Bonneville, from Old French bonne ‘good’ + ville ‘settlement’.
  • The name is recorded in Quebec city in 1743, brought there by a bearer from Franche-Comté in France. Secondary surnames recorded in Canadian documents are Bellefleur, Poupeville, Prouville.