The founding heritage of the Bonclarke family is in the Anglo-Saxon
culture that once dominated in Britain. The name Bonclarke comes from when one of the family worked as a learned or good clerk
having derived from the Old French bon clerc.
Early Origins of the Bonclarke family
The surname Bonclarke was first found in Suffolk
, where they held a family seat
from the Middle Ages.
Early History of the Bonclarke family
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Bonclarke Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Bonclarke has been spelled many different ways, including Bunclark, Bunclarke, Bonclark, Bonclarke, Bonclerke, Bunclerk and many more.
Early Notables of the Bonclarke family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bonclarke family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Bonclarkes to arrive in North America: a number of settlers who arrived by the 19th century.