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The name Bonclerke comes from one of the family having worked as a learned or good clerk having derived from the Old French bon clerc.

Bonclerke Early Origins



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

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Bonclerke Spelling Variations


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Bonclerke Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Bonclerke have been found, including: Bunclark, Bunclarke, Bonclark, Bonclarke, Bonclerke, Bunclerk and many more.

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Bonclerke Early History


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Bonclerke Early History



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

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Bonclerke Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bonclerke Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Bonclerke, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were : a number of settlers who arrived by the 19th century.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    2. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    3. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    5. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    6. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    8. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    10. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
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    The Bonclerke Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bonclerke 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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