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The roots of the Anglo-Saxon name Bonnyke come from when the family resided in the township and parish of Bonwick, in Yorkshire.

Early Origins of the Bonnyke family

The surname Bonnyke was first found in Yorkshire, at Bonwick. "Bonwick, or Bovingwick, is not named in the Domesday Book, being probably included, with Skipsea and other parts of the parish, in the 'adjacent lands' of the manor of Cleton. The place consists of two farms, respectively designated High and Low Bonwick." [1]

Early History of the Bonnyke family

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Bonnyke Spelling Variations

The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore,spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Bonnyke has been recorded under many different variations, including Bonwick, Bonnick and others.

Early Notables of the Bonnyke family (pre 1700)

Notables of the family at this time include Ambrose Bonwicke the Elder (1652-1722), English schoolmaster and nonjuror, son of the Rev. John Bonwicke, B.D., rector of East Horsley, Surrey. "He was born on 29 April 1652, and entered the Merchant...
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Migration of the Bonnyke family

For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Bonnyke or a variant listed above: Thomas Bonewick, settled in Virginia in 1790.

  1. Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print. on Facebook