The ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture once found in Britain is the soil from which the many generations of the Bonnammy family have grown. The name Bonnammy was given to a member of the family who was a loyal person.
The surname Bonnammy is derived from the Old French phrase bon ami,
which literally means good friend.
Early Origins of the Bonnammy family
The surname Bonnammy was first found in Lincolnshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Bonnammy family
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Bonnammy Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Bonnammy family name include Bonamy, Bonami, Bonamie, Bonamee, Bonammy and others.
Early Notables of the Bonnammy family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bonnammy family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Bonnammy surname or a spelling variation of the name include : a number of settlers who arrived in the New World by the 19th century.