Type Surname (from location)
Usage English (British)
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Contributor Contrib.Vikkibob on 5/14/2017
Last Editor EditorVikkibob on 5/14/2017
This is a locational name which originally derived from the village of Bonsall, near Matlock in Derbyshire. The name is Norse-Viking, pre 10th Century and translates as 'Beorns-Halh' - with 'Beorn' being a personal name meaning 'Hero' and 'Halh' a piece of cultivated land - a farm.