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Bonillay History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Early Origins of the Bonillay family


The surname Bonillay was first found in Midlothian, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Early History of the Bonillay family


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Bonillay Spelling Variations


Standards against which to judge the accuracy of spellings and translations did not yet exist in the Middle Ages. Spelling variations in names dating from that era, are thus, an extremely common occurrence. Bonillay has been recorded as Bonally, Bonelly, Bonallo, Bonalo, Bonaly, Bonnella, Bonela, Bonello and many more.

Early Notables of the Bonillay family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Bonillay family to the New World and Oceana


The New World was far from the oppressive regime of the old country. It was a place where there was more land than people and political and religious freedom were far easier to come by. Many Scots even got the chance to fight for their freedom in the American War of Independence. In recent years, interest in this heritage has been generated by Clan societies and regular highland games in North America. An examination of early immigration and passenger lists has revealed many people bearing the Bonillay name: Alexander Bonaley who settled in Virginia in 1624.

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