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Bonsall Family History

Bonsall Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Derbyshire recorded in Domesday Book as Bunteshale ‘nook or corner of land (Old English halh) of a man called Bunt’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Bonwell, Dowdall, Horsfall, Foxall, Bursell, Boxell, Bothell, Mansell

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Where is the Bonsall family from?

You can see how Bonsall families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bonsall family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bonsall families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 343 Bonsall families living in Derbyshire. This was about 50% of all the recorded Bonsall's in United Kingdom. Derbyshire had the highest population of Bonsall families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bonsall surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bonsall ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Dairy Farmer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Bonsall. 14% of Bonsall men worked as a Dairy Farmer and 76% of Bonsall women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bonsall were Colliery Hewer and Unpaid Domestic Dut. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • Dairy Farmer
    14%
  • General Labourer
    11%
  • Lorry Driver
    7%
  • Colliery Hewer
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    76%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
  • Housewife
    3%
  • Unpaid Domestic Dut
    2%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Bonsall. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Bonsall. For the veterans among your Bonsall ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bonsall lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Bonsall life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Bonsall in 1944 was 42, and 78 in 2004.

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