Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. Bonamie was a name given to a loyal person. The surname Bonamie is derived from the Old French phrase bon ami, which literally means good friend.
Early Origins of the Bonamie family
Lincolnshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Bonamie family
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Bonamie Spelling Variations
hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Bonamie have been found, including Bonamy, Bonami, Bonamie, Bonamee, Bonammy and others.
Early Notables of the Bonamie family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bonamie family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Bonamies to arrive on North American shores: a number of settlers who arrived in the New World by the 19th century.
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