from ancient times.
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Standards against which to judge the accuracy of spellings and translations did not yet exist in the Middle Ages. Spelling variations
in names dating from that era, are thus, an extremely common occurrence. Banaley has been recorded as Bonally, Bonelly, Bonallo, Bonalo, Bonaly, Bonnella, Bonela, Bonello and many more.
The New World was far from the oppressive regime of the old country. It was a place where there was more land than people and political and religious freedom were far easier to come by. Many Scots even got the chance to fight for their freedom in the American War of Independence
. In recent years, interest in this heritage has been generated by Clan
societies and regular highland games in North America. An examination of early immigration and passenger lists has revealed many people bearing the Banaley name: Alexander Bonaley who settled in Virginia in 1624.