Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. Bonammay was a name used for a loyal person. The surname Bonammay is derived from the Old French phrase bon ami, which literally means good friend.
Early Origins of the Bonammay family
Lincolnshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Bonammay family
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Bonammay Spelling Variations
hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Bonammay include Bonamy, Bonami, Bonamie, Bonamee, Bonammy and others.
Early Notables of the Bonammay family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bonammay family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Bonammay were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: a number of settlers who arrived in the New World by the 19th century.
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