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Origin and popularity of the name BONAPARTE


Bonaparte : 1: Italian: from the personal name B(u)onaparte composed of the elements b(u)ona ‘good’ + parte ‘solution match’ a name bestowed as an expression of satisfaction at the child's arrival. The name has also been adopted as a Jewish surname. This surname is also found in France (mainly northern).2: African American and West Indian: from the personal name Bonaparte adopted in honor of the French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte; or adoption of the surname of the French Emperor. Compare Napoleon.

Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press

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