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Where did the English Bound family come from? What is the English Bound family crest and coat of arms? When did the Bound family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Bound family history?Bound is a name that was carried to England in the great wave of migration from Normandy following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Bound 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.
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Bound include Bohon, Bohun, Bone, Boon, Boone, Bohan, Bound and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bound 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 Bound History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 247 words(18 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bound Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Bound 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.
In England at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Bounds to arrive on North American shores:
Bound Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Bound Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Bound Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bound 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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