Boner



Parishes where Boner and a second surname are found together

Surname:



Household numbers by county in Griffith's (1847-64), as on the map

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Antrim:13Belfast city:1Derry:6Donegal:186
Down:1Tyrone:2

Surname Dictionary

Bonar numerous: Ulster. Ir. Ó Cnáimhsí, which occurs as Kneafsey in Connacht. However, in E Ulster, the name is of Scottish origin. The name is rare in Limerick & Tipperary but of Palatine descent. Woulfe says that Ó Cnáimhsí is ametronymic, i.e. derived from a woman's name. In fact, cnáimhseach means midwife.
Ó Cnáimhsí Bonner, Bonar: líonmhar: iarthar Uladh. Tá na leagain ghallda "Kneafsey" agus "Crampsey" imithe as feidhm, geall leis. Is ionann cnáimhseach is bean chabhartha i gcursaí breithe; fágann san gur sloinne ó thaobh na máthar atá againn - an rud is annamh is iontach! Is cosúil gur Pailitínigh Muintir Bonner i Luimneach-Tiobraid Arann.MIF.

Variants in Griffith's
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Bonar: 46
Boner: 209
Bonnar: 3
Bonner: 17
Bonor: 3

Non-Griffith's Variants

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Bonard
Bonnard
Bonnor
Bowner
O Cnaimhsi


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