Bone History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Bone family

The surname Bone was first found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in Amsterdam, an ancient 13th century town held by the Lords of Amstel. Giesebrecht II built a castle there. Geisbrecht III built the dam to keep out the sea. It is first mentioned in charters of 1275 when Floris IV, the count of Holland granted its charter. It became a city of great mercantile wealth. It hold great treasures of art. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into a most influential family.

Important Dates for the Bone family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bone research. Another 98 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1556 and 1723 are included under the topic Early Bone History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bone Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Bon, Bonn, Boon, Bone, Bones, Bons, Bonns, Boun, van Bon and many more.

Early Notables of the Bone family (pre 1700)

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Bone migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Bone Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • William Bone, who arrived in Virginia in 1642 [1]
  • William Bone, who settled in Virginia in 1643
  • Ann Bone, who settled in Virginia in 1663
  • Jane Bone, who arrived in Virginia in 1664 [1]
  • Thomas Bone, who landed in Maryland in 1665 [1]
Bone Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • John Bone, who arrived in Virginia in 1702 [1]
  • Adam Bone, aged 27, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1736 [1]
  • Stephen Bone, who arrived in New England in 1736 [1]
  • Hendrick Bone, aged 30, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1739 [1]
  • John Bone, who settled in Maryland in 1747
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Bone Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • A Bone, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851 [1]
  • Robert Bone, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 [1]
  • Shadrach Bone, who landed in St Clair County, Illinois in 1858 [1]
  • Quentin Bone, aged 26, who landed in America in 1867 [1]

Bone migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Bone Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • Mr. John A. Bone, (b. 1821), aged 34, English smith, from Devonport, Plymouth, Devon, England, UK departing from Falmouth destined for Quebec, Canada aboard the ship "Barque John" on 3rd May 1855 which sank after striking the reef, he survived the sinking [2]
  • Mrs. Ann Bone, (b. 1823), aged 32, English settler, from Devonport, Plymouth, Devon, England, UK departing from Falmouth destined for Quebec, Canada aboard the ship "Barque John" on 3rd May 1855 which sank after striking the reef, she died in the sinking [2]
  • Miss Jane A. Bone, (b. 1845), aged 10, English settler, from Devonport, Plymouth, Devon, England, UK departing from Falmouth destined for Quebec, Canada aboard the ship "Barque John" on 3rd May 1855 which sank after striking the reef, she died in the sinking [2]
  • Miss Amelia Bone, (b. 1848), aged 7, English settler, from Devonport, Plymouth, Devon, England, UK departing from Falmouth destined for Quebec, Canada aboard the ship "Barque John" on 3rd May 1855 which sank after striking the reef, she died in the sinking [2]
  • Miss Anne Bone, (b. 1853), aged 2, English settler, from Devonport, Plymouth, Devon, England, UK departing from Falmouth destined for Quebec, Canada aboard the ship "Barque John" on 3rd May 1855 which sank after striking the reef, she died in the sinking [2]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Bone migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Bone Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • John Bone, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Almorah" on April 1817, settling in New South Wales, Australia [3]
  • Samuel Joseph Bone, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Prince Regent" in 1839 [4]
  • Henry Bone, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Orleana" in 1840 [5]
  • George Bone, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "John" in 1840 [6]
  • Sophia Bone, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "John" in 1840 [6]
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Bone migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Bone Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Richard Bone, aged 25, a labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Cartvale" in 1874
  • Agnes Bone, aged 24, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Cartvale" in 1874
  • Peter Bone, aged 26, a joiner, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Cartvale" in 1874
  • Mrs. Agnes Bone, (b. 1850), aged 24, Cornish settler departing on 25th June 1874 aboard the ship "Cartvale" arriving in Wellington, New Zealand on 11th October 1874 [7]
  • Mr. Richard Bone, (b. 1849), aged 25, Cornish labourer departing on 25th June 1874 aboard the ship "Cartvale" arriving in Wellington, New Zealand on 11th October 1874 [7]
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Contemporary Notables of the name Bone (post 1700)

  • Rear Admiral Craig E Bone, American naval officer, Director of Inspection & Compliance, U.S. Coast Guard
  • Scott Cordelle Bone (1921-1925), American politician, Governor of Alaska (1921-1925)
  • Henry Bone (1755-1834), English enamel painter, born at Truro 6 Feb. 1755 [8]
  • Mr. Malcolm John “George” Bone M.B.E., (b. 1953), British Chairman for Hebburn Unit at Sea Cadet Corps, was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire on 29th December 2018 for voluntary service to Young People and the community in Tyne and Wear [9]
  • James Bone (1872-1962), British journalist and London editor of The Guardian
  • Tiberiu Bone (1929-1983), Romanian footballer
  • Alex Bone (b. 1971), Scottish footballer
  • Jimmy Bone (b. 1949), Scottish footballer
  • Sir Muirhead Bone (1876-1953), Scottish artist
  • Betty Bone Schiess (1923-2017), American Episcopal priest

Historic Events for the Bone family

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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 3rd May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/wreck_of_emigrant_ship_john_1855.pdf
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Almorah voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1817 with 180 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/almorah/1817
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PRINCE REGENT 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839PrinceRegent.htm
  5. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ORLEANA 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840Orleana.htm
  6. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) JOHN from London 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840John.htm
  7. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 30). Emigrants to Wellington 1872-1880 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_nz_wellington.pdf    
  8. ^ Wikisource contributors. "Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900." Wikisource . Wikisource , 4 Jun. 2018. Web. 5 Feb. 2019
  9. ^ "Birthday and New Year Honours Lists (1940 to 2019)." Issue 62507, 28 December 2018 | London Gazette, The Gazette, Dec. 2018, www.thegazette.co.uk/honours-lists
  10. ^ HMAS Sydney II, Finding Sydney Foundation - Roll of Honour. (Retrieved 2014, April 24) . Retrieved from http://www.findingsydney.com/roll.asp
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