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Notable Persons Named Bonar

Bonar Colleano was an actor. His career lasted from 1944 to 1944. Bonar was born on March 14th, 1924 in New York City. He left this life on August 18th, 1958.


Bonar Bain was an actor. Bonar was given the name Bonar Stewart Bain on February 4th, 1923 in Lethbridge. He passed away on February 18th, 2005.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Bonar

Horatius Bonar was a churchman and poet. Horatius was born on December 19th, 1808 in Edinburgh, Scotland. He passed away on July 31st, 1889.



He was most prominent from 1958 to 1988. Ivan was born on October 31st, 1924 in New London, Iowa, U.S. He died on December 8th, 1988.


James was born on September 27th, 1852 in Perth, Scotland. He died in 1941.


John Bonar was a set decorator. He was most active from 1944 to 1945. John was born on July 10th, 1886 in Yugoslavia. He left this life on March 28th, 1963.


Maureen was born in 1962 in Deloraine, Manitoba.


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Popularity of Bonar as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Bonar U.S.
  White 89.69% 64.26%
  African American 2.77% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.04% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.65% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.85% 16.26%

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People with the last name Bonar are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Bonar

  • How Popular is the name Bonar? As a last name Bonar was the 12,012th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Bonar first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Bonar is Monday, August 9th, 1880.
  • How unique is the name Bonar? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Bonar. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Bonar: Your name in reverse order is Ranob. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Oarnb. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Bonar? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,599 people with the last name Bonar.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Bonar? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Bonar as their last name since less than 1 person in 114k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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