Bonhomme

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The burial record of Hugh Bonhomme in Grouville in 1606 is shown on this page of the parish register

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Origin of surname

A simple derivation here. Bonhomme is French for 'good man'. This was probably a nickname for a kindly or friendly person, or an individual worthy of admiration and respect.

Early records

The family had a very short presence in Jersey in the 17th century. Joshua Bonhomme, son of Jean, son of Josue, was born in 1628, married Elizabeth Le Hardy in 1654, but they left the island to live in Cornwall with their nine children. A tenth was born after they left.

There are at least five Bonhomme households in Jersey today, so it is presumed that someone with the name moved to the island some time in the 20th century.

Variations

  • Bonhomme
  • Bonham
  • de Bonhomme

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