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The ancient Normans that arrived in England following the Conquest of 1066 are the initial ancestors from which the many generations of the Bonnie family have grown. The name Bonnie was given to a member of the family who was a handsome person, especially one who is large or well built. The name comes from the Norman word bonnie, a common nickname for an attractive person. This word possibly derives from the Old French bon, which means good or fine, although the movement is not clear.

Bonnie Early Origins



The surname Bonnie was first found in Bedfordshire and Leicestershire, where they had been granted lands by King William. They were originally seated in St. Bonnet in Normandy in the arrondisement of Calvados.

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Bonnie Spelling Variations


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Bonnie Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries. For that reason, spelling variations are common among many Anglo-Norman names. The shape of the English language was frequently changed with the introduction of elements of Norman French, Latin, and other European languages; even the spelling of literate people's names were subsequently modified. Bonnie has been recorded under many different variations, including Bonnett, Bonney, Bonnet, Bonny, Bonnie and others.

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Bonnie Early History


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Bonnie Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bonnie research. Another 91 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1620, 1688, 1718, 1702 and 1782 are included under the topic Early Bonnie History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bonnie Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bonnie Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Henry Bonney, Archdeacon of Bedford; and Stede Bonnet ( c. 1688-1718), English pirate born in the Barbados, sometimes called "The Gentleman Pirate" who frequently pirated with the infamous Edward Teach, better known as "Blackbeard." According to Forbes, he is ranked as the fifteenth wealthiest...

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The Great Migration



To escape the uncertainty of the political and religious uncertainty found in England, many English families boarded ships at great expense to sail for the colonies held by Britain. The passages were expensive, though, and the boats were unsafe, overcrowded, and ridden with disease. Those who were hardy and lucky enough to make the passage intact were rewarded with land, opportunity, and social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families went on to be important contributors to the young nations of Canada and the United States where they settled. Bonnies were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America:

Bonnie Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Henry Bonnie, who arrived in South Carolina in 1742

Bonnie Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Chester H. Bonnie, aged 25, who landed in America, in 1895
  • Lawrence J. Bonnie, aged 28, who landed in America, in 1895
  • Ellen Bonnie, aged 23, who emigrated to the United States, in 1896

Bonnie Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Wesley Bonnie, aged 20, who emigrated to the United States, in 1906
  • Corinne Bonnie, aged 19, who settled in America, in 1910
  • Robert Bonnie, aged 22, who emigrated to America, in 1912
  • Shelby Bonnie, aged 31, who landed in America, in 1912
  • Katharine Bonnie, aged 19, who emigrated to the United States, in 1912
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    2. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    4. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    5. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    6. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    7. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    10. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    11. ...

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