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  • Jean Martin Simon Bonnett (1733 - 1803)
    Born Johan Martin Simon Bonnett, Americanized his name to John. He owned and operated the Jean Bonnett Tavern, built in 1762, after he purchased the property in 1779. It is still in operation today (Ap...
  • Neil Bonnett (1946 - 1994)
    Auto Race Car Driver. He earned 18 Winston Cup Series victories during his 18-year career. Among his 18 wins were back-to-back victories in NASCAR's longest (miles) race -- the Coca-Cola 600 (1982 and ...
  • Abraham Bonnett (b. - 1882)
  • Ada Marie Linger (1903 - 1977)

About the Bonnett surname

Surname: Bonnett

Definition: An occupational surname from the Old French "bonet," used to describe a maker of bonnets. It can also be a nickname for a handsome person, from the northern dialect "bonnie" meaning "fine or beautiful", which is still a Scottish word, apparently a diminutive of the Old French "bon" meaning "good".

Alternate Spellings: Bonet, Bonnet, Bonnette, Bonnyson, Bonnin, Bunnett