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The Boneham surname is derived from the Old French words "bon" and "homme," in turn from the Latin "bonus homo" both of which literally meant "good man," but also came to mean a "peasant farmer."

Boneham Early Origins



The surname Boneham was first found in Bedfordshire (Old English: Bedanfordscir), located in Southeast-central England, formerly part of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Mercia, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Boneham Spelling Variations


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Boneham Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Boneham are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. Scribes and monks in the Middle Ages spelled names they sounded, so it is common to find several variations that refer to a single person. The variations of the name Boneham include: Bonham, Bonhume, Bonhomme, Bonhom, Bonhome, Bonum, Bonem and many more.

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Boneham Early History


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Boneham Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Boneham research. Another 421 words (30 lines of text) covering the years 1247, 1273, 1327, 1500, 1597, 1545, 1549, 1550 and 1629 are included under the topic Early Boneham History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Boneham Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Boneham Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 36 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Boneham 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Boneham Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Henry Boneham, aged 33, a labourer, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Oxford" in 1874
  • Fanny Boneham, aged 25, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Oxford" in 1874
  • Charles Boneham, aged 3, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Oxford" in 1874
  • Henry Boneham, aged 3 mths., arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Oxford" in 1874

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Boneham Historic Events


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Boneham Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. Norman Boneham (b. 1905), English Marine serving for the Royal Marine from Coventry, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

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Boneham Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    3. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    5. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    7. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    8. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    10. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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    The Boneham Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Boneham 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 17 November 2015 at 08:38.

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