Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name originated with an early member who was a loyal person. The surname Bonnamie is derived from the Old French phrase bon ami, which literally means good friend.
Early Origins of the Bonnamie family
Lincolnshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Bonnamie family
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Bonnamie Spelling Variations
spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Bonnamie has been recorded under many different variations, including Bonamy, Bonami, Bonamie, Bonamee, Bonammy and others.
Early Notables of the Bonnamie family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bonnamie family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Bonnamie or a variant listed above: a number of settlers who arrived in the New World by the 19th century.
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