Anglo-Saxon name Binyfys come from its first bearer, who was a lucky person. The surname Binyfys is derived from the Latin word bonifatius, which comes from the word bonum, which means good, and the word fatum, which means fate. Contrary to popular belief, the surname is not a derivative of bonifacius, which means well-doer. An English monk and missionary of this name was martyred in Germany in the mid-8th century, and subsequently was canonized as St. Boniface. Also, Pope Boniface VIII had several clashes with King Edward I of England over the taxation of the clergy.
Early Origins of the Binyfys family
Yorkshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Binyfys family
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Binyfys Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Binyfys has been spelled many different ways, including Bonyface, Boniface, Bonieface, Bonifase, Boneface and others.
Early Notables of the Binyfys family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Binyfys family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Binyfyss to arrive in North America: Richard Boniface, who arrived in Maryland in 1775.
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