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The vast movement of people that followed the Norman Conquest of England of 1066 brought the Bonds family name to the British Isles. Bonds is a name for a husbandman, or a farmer. The name stems from the Old English roots bonda and bunda, which were used to indicate such a person.

Bonds Early Origins



The surname Bonds was first found in Somerset where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Bonds Spelling Variations


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Bonds Spelling Variations



Norman surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. The frequent changes in surnames are largely due to the fact that the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England, as well as the official court languages of Latin and French, also had pronounced influences on the spelling of surnames. Since medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules, it was common to find the same individual referred to with different spellings. The name has been spelled Bond, Bonde, Bunde, Bundy and others.

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Bonds Early History


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Bonds Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bonds research. Another 189 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1669, 1658, 1640, 1656, 1612, 1676, 1634, 1707, 1612, 1676, 1676, 1747, 1625, 1695, 1692, 1678, 1744, 1673, 1659, 1797 and are included under the topic Early Bonds History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bonds Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bonds Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Denis Bond (died 1658), English politician from Dorset who sat in the House of Commons between 1640 and 1656, supporter of the Parliamentarian cause in the English Civil War and served as president of the Council of State during the Commonwealth;John Bond LL.D...

Another 116 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bonds Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bonds In Ireland


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Bonds In Ireland



Some of the Bonds family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 131 words (9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



Many English families emigrated to North American colonies in order to escape the political chaos in Britain at this time. Unfortunately, many English families made the trip to the New World under extremely harsh conditions. Overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the stormy Atlanti c. Despite these hardships, many of the families prospered and went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the United States and Canada. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the name Bonds or a variant listed above:

Bonds Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Nicholas Bonds, who arrived in Virginia in 1642
  • John Bonds, who landed in Maryland in 1665

Bonds Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Stewart Bonds, aged 15, landed in New York, NY in 1848
  • James Bonds, aged 23, arrived in New York in 1862
  • Pedro Bonds, who landed in Puerto Rico in 1870

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bonds (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bonds (post 1700)



  • Alfred Bryan Bonds (1913-1989), American public servant, educator, and college administrator
  • Jeanne Milliken Bonds, first American female Mayor of Knightdale, North Carolina
  • Jeff Bonds (b. 1982), American professional basketball player
  • Son Bonds (1909-1947), American country blues guitarist, singer and songwriter
  • Bill Bonds, American television anchor and reporter
  • Margaret Allison Bonds (1913-1972), American composer and pianist
  • Gary U.S. Bonds (b. 1939), American rhythm and blues and rock and roll singer
  • Bobby Lee Bonds (1946-2003), American Major League Baseball right fielder
  • Barry Lamar Bonds (b. 1964), American former Major League Baseball outfielder
  • William Arthur "Billy" Bonds (b. 1946), English former professional footballer and manager

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Non Sufficit Orbis
Motto Translation: The world does not suffice.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    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. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    4. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    5. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    6. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    7. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    8. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    9. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    10. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
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    The Bonds Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bonds 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 15 April 2016 at 02:10.

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