Normans brought with them when they conquered England in 1066. The Bonnes family lived in Sussex. Their name, however, does not refer to that area, but to their former place of residence, the town of Bohun, in the French maritime department of La Manche, in western Normandy.
Early Origins of the Bonnes family
Sussex. Humphrey with the Beard (died c. 1113) was a Norman soldier and nobleman fought in the Norman Conquest of England of 1066 and is the earliest known ancestor of the de Bohun family. He had three sons: Robert de Bohun, who had no issue; Richard de Bohun, progenitor through the female line, of the Bohuns of Midhurst; and Humphrey I de Bohun (died c.1123) who through marriage became "the founder of the fortunes of his family." His son, Humphrey II de Bohun (died 1165) continued the lineage. His son, Henry de Bohun (1176-1220), was the 1st Earl of Hereford and Hereditary Constable of England from 1199 to 1220.
Early History of the Bonnes family
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Bonnes Spelling Variations
Spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Bonnes family name include Bohon, Bohun, Bone, Boon, Boone, Bohan, Bound and many more.
Early Notables of the Bonnes family (pre 1700)
Essex, who, along with Roger Bigod, Earl of Norfolk, led the barons in opposition to King Edward I; Humphrey de Bohun (1342-1373), 7th (and last) Earl of Hereford, 6th...
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Migration of the Bonnes family to Ireland
Some of the Bonnes family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Bonnes family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Bonnes family to immigrate North America:
Bonnes Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
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