The name Bonamay comes from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It was a name for a loyal person.
The surname Bonamay is derived from the Old French phrase bon ami,
which literally means good friend.
Early Origins of the Bonamay family
The surname Bonamay was first found in Lincolnshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Bonamay family
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Bonamay Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Bonamay has undergone many spelling variations
, including Bonamy, Bonami, Bonamie, Bonamee, Bonammy and others.
Early Notables of the Bonamay family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bonamay family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Bonamay were among those contributors: a number of settlers who arrived in the New World by the 19th century.