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The origins of the Anglo-Saxon name Bonnammay come from its first bearer, who was a loyal person. The surname Bonnammay is derived from the Old French phrase bon ami, which literally means good friend.

Bonnammay Early Origins



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

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Bonnammay Spelling Variations


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Bonnammay Spelling Variations



The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few 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. Bonnammay has been spelled many different ways, including Bonamy, Bonami, Bonamie, Bonamee, Bonammy and others.

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Bonnammay Early History


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Bonnammay Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bonnammay research. Another 421 words (30 lines of text) covering the years 1203, 1273, 1500, 1603 and 1693 are included under the topic Early Bonnammay History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bonnammay Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bonnammay Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Bonnammay Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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 Bonnammays to arrive in North America: a number of settlers who arrived in the New World by the 19th century.

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    2. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    3. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    5. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    7. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    10. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
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    The Bonnammay Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bonnammay 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 3 June 2014 at 09:23.

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