The Bonclark family name dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. The name comes from when an early member worked as a learned or good clerk
having derived from the Old French bon clerc.
Early Origins of the Bonclark family
The surname Bonclark was first found in Suffolk
, where they held a family seat
from the Middle Ages.
Early History of the Bonclark family
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Bonclark Spelling Variations
Bonclark has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few 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 Bonclark have been found, including Bunclark, Bunclarke, Bonclark, Bonclarke, Bonclerke, Bunclerk and many more.
Early Notables of the Bonclark family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bonclark 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 Bonclarks to arrive on North American shores: a number of settlers who arrived by the 19th century.