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Where did the English Bones family come from? What is the English Bones family crest and coat of arms? When did the Bones family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Bones family history?Bones is a name of ancient Norman origin. It arrived in England with the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Bones family lived in Sussex. Their name, however, does not refer to that area, but to their former place of residence, the town of Bohun, in the French maritime department of La Manche, in western Normandy.
Multitudes of spelling variations are a hallmark of Anglo Norman names. Most of these names evolved in the 11th and 12th century, in the time after the Normans introduced their own Norman French language into a country where Old and Middle English had no spelling rules and the languages of the court were French and Latin. To make matters worse, medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, so names frequently appeared differently in the various documents in which they were recorded. The name was spelled Bohon, Bohun, Bone, Boon, Boone, Bohan, Bound and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bones research. Another 311 words(22 lines of text) covering the years 1176, 1220, 1st , 1215, 1275, 1st , 1298, 1342, 1373, 1368, 1394, 1587, 1660, 1645, 1699 and 1698 are included under the topic Early Bones History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 247 words(18 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bones Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Bones family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 137 words(10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
Because of this political and religious unrest within English society, many people decided to immigrate to the colonies. Families left for Ireland, North America, and Australia in enormous numbers, travelling at high cost in extremely inhospitable conditions. The New World in particular was a desirable destination, but the long voyage caused many to arrive sick and starving. Those who made it, though, were welcomed by opportunities far greater than they had known at home in England. Many of these families went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Bones or a variant listed above:
Bones Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Bones Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Bones Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bones Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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