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SOURCE: Given Name
PRONOUNCED: bawn-a-PART (French), BAHN-ə-pahrt, BON-ə-pahrt (American)
Meaning & History
Variant and French form of Buonaparte
. This is also a Jewish surname. A notable bearer was Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1820), who ruled as Emperor of France from 1804 through 1814 and again briefly in 1815, who was of Italian (Tuscan) ancestry. This surname was also adopted by admirers of Napoleon in North America and the Caribbean.