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Origin and popularity of the name BOON

Origin

Boon : 1: English: variant of Boone.2: Dutch: from a shortened form of the personal name Boudijn itself shortened from Boudewijn (see Baldwin) or from Latin Bonifatius (see Boniface) a Christian saint's name.3: Dutch: from boon ‘bean’ hence a metonymic occupational name for a bean grower or perhaps a nickname for a tall thin man (with reference to the stringbean).4: Chinese: Teochew or Hokkien or Hainanese Romanization of the surname 文 see Wen 2.

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Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press
FANBI : The Oxford Dictionary if Family Names in Britain and Ireland, ©2016, University of the West of England
FANBI : The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain, ©2021, University of the West of England

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    (819 individuals)
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