The name Bonnech is an old Anglo-Saxon
name. It comes from when a family lived in the region of Bonwick,
Early Origins of the Bonnech family
The surname Bonnech was first found in Yorkshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Bonnech family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bonnech research.Another 143 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 163 and 1637 are included under the topic Early Bonnech History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Bonnech Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Bonnech were recorded, including Bonwick, Bonnick and others.
Early Notables of the Bonnech family (pre 1700)
More information is included under the topic Early Bonnech Notables in all our PDF Extended History products
and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Bonnech family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Bonnech family emigrate to North America: Thomas Bonewick, settled in Virginia in 1790.