Anglo-Saxon names to come from Britain, Bonnach is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived in the region of Bonwick, in Yorkshire.
Early Origins of the Bonnach family
Yorkshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Bonnach family
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Bonnach Spelling Variations
hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Bonnach has been spelled many different ways, including Bonwick, Bonnick and others.
Early Notables of the Bonnach family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bonnach family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Bonnachs to arrive in North America: Thomas Bonewick, settled in Virginia in 1790.
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