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The many generations and branches of the Bonclerk family can all place the origins of their surname with the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. Their name reveals that an early member worked as a learned or good clerk having derived from the Old French bon clerc.

Bonclerk Early Origins



The surname Bonclerk was first found in Suffolk, where they held a family seat from the Middle Ages.

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Bonclerk Spelling Variations


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Bonclerk Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Bonclerk were recorded, including Bunclark, Bunclarke, Bonclark, Bonclarke, Bonclerke, Bunclerk and many more.

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Bonclerk Early History


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Bonclerk Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bonclerk research. Another 301 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1327 and 1500 are included under the topic Early Bonclerk History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bonclerk Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bonclerk Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Bonclerk Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Bonclerk family emigrate to North America: a number of settlers who arrived by the 19th century.

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    2. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    3. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    7. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    8. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    9. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
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    The Bonclerk Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bonclerk Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 27 February 2014 at 09:40.

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