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The ancestry of the name Bong dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived by an open manger or stall. It derived from the Old English name Binningas, which was a name for someone who lived near stables.

Bong Early Origins



The surname Bong was first found in Middlesex, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.

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Bong Spelling Variations


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Bong 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 Bong have been found, including Bing, Binge, Binley, Binckes, Bink, Byng, Bincks and others.

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Bong Early History


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Bong Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bong research. Another 189 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1739, 1574, 1652, 1654, 1712 and 1752 are included under the topic Early Bong History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bong Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bong Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of the family at this time include Doctor Andrew Bing (1574-1652), English scholar, a fellow of Peterhouse, who was Regius Professor of Hebrew at Cambridge, and was part of the "First Cambridge Company" charged by James I of England with translating...

Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bong Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bong In Ireland


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Bong In Ireland



Some of the Bong family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information 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



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. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Bong, or a variant listed above:

Bong Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Johan Bong, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1754

Bong Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Mr. Bong, who landed in North America in 1832

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bong (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bong (post 1700)



  • Major Richard Ira Bong (1920-1945), United States' highest-scoring air ace, having shot down 40 Japanese aircraft during World War II and was a recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor

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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: Tuebor
Motto Translation: I will defend.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    2. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    5. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    8. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    9. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    10. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    11. ...

    The Bong Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bong 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 19 September 2013 at 12:16.

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