Bonamee is an ancient Anglo-Saxon
name. It was a name given to a person who was a loyal person.
The surname Bonamee is derived from the Old French phrase bon ami,
which literally means good friend.
Early Origins of the Bonamee family
The surname Bonamee was first found in Lincolnshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Bonamee family
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Bonamee Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations
under which the name Bonamee has appeared include Bonamy, Bonami, Bonamie, Bonamee, Bonammy and others.
Early Notables of the Bonamee family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bonamee family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England
at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Bonamee arrived in North America very early: a number of settlers who arrived in the New World by the 19th century.