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  • Archibald James Merle Bonar (1876 - 1915)
    Rank: Company Serjeant Major Service No: 10/1116 Date of Death: 28/04/1915 Age: 39 Regiment/Service: Wellington Regiment, N.Z.E.F. Panel Reference: 75. Memorial: LONE PINE MEMORIAL Additi...
  • Henry Alfred Constant Bonar, CMG (1851 - 1935)
    From Who's Who in the Far East (June) 1906-7: Bonar, Henry Alfred Constant (Kobe), H.B.M. Consul; b. June 1861, 2nd son of Henry Bonar, of Paris. Educ. Private tutor. Appointed Student Inte...
  • Henry Bonar (deceased)
  • Hugh Gordon Bonar (1882 - 1915)
    Rank: Private Service No: 6/589 Date of Death: 08/05/1915 Regiment/Service: Canterbury Regiment, N.Z.E.F. Main Body Panel Reference: Memorial: TWELVE TREE COPSE (NEW ZEALAND) MEMORIAL Addit...
  • Janet Bonar (1460 - 1506)

About the Bonar surname

The Bonar surname can be derived from a town in Scotland; or it can mean a chain of hills; hills for tillage; or, the hill of slaughter.The Cornish British, Bonar, means the house of slaughter. Origins can also be Irish or Polish, but ultimately are pre 8th century Old French. As such it is derived from the phrase de bonne aire, meaning of handsome or of good bearing. It was adopted into Middle English as bonere or bonour, and used as a nickname for someone having those qualities, or humorously, someone the opposite.

Variations: Boner, Bonner, Bonners, Bonnar, Bonare,Bonnaire (meaning "good manners"), Boneur (meaning "good hour"), Bona, Booner, Bonney, Bonher