as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 12th century when they held estates in that shire and held a family seat at Borrowcote.
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Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Bonnington include Bonnington, Bonninton, Bonington, Boninton, Bondington, Bondinton, Bonynton, Bonyngton, Bondyngtone, Bonintone, Boningtone, Bunnington, Bunington, Bontington and many more.