The name Bonnamee has a history dating as far back as the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It was a name for a loyal person.
The surname Bonnamee is derived from the Old French phrase bon ami,
which literally means good friend.
Early Origins of the Bonnamee family
The surname Bonnamee was first found in Lincolnshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Bonnamee family
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Bonnamee 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 Bonnamee have been found, including Bonamy, Bonami, Bonamie, Bonamee, Bonammy and others.
Early Notables of the Bonnamee family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bonnamee family to the New World and Oceana
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 Bonnamee, or a variant listed above: a number of settlers who arrived in the New World by the 19th century.