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Bonamey History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of England produced the name of Bonamey. It was given to a loyal person. The surname Bonamey is derived from the Old French phrase bon ami, which literally means good friend.

Early Origins of the Bonamey family

The surname Bonamey was first found in Lincolnshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Early History of the Bonamey family

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Bonamey 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 Bonamey has appeared include Bonamy, Bonami, Bonamie, Bonamee, Bonammy and others.

Early Notables of the Bonamey family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Bonamey 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 Bonamey arrived in North America very early: a number of settlers who arrived in the New World by the 19th century.

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