Early Origins of the Bapelay family
Midlothian, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Bapelay family
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Bapelay Spelling Variations
Spelling variations in names dating from that era, are thus, an extremely common occurrence. Bapelay has been recorded as Bonally, Bonelly, Bonallo, Bonalo, Bonaly, Bonnella, Bonela, Bonello and many more.
Early Notables of the Bapelay family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bapelay family to the New World and Oceana
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 Bapelay name: Alexander Bonaley who settled in Virginia in 1624.
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