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Bonnyllay History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Early Origins of the Bonnyllay family


The surname Bonnyllay was first found in Midlothian, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Early History of the Bonnyllay family


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Bonnyllay Spelling Variations


Translation and spelling were non-standardized practices in the Middle Ages, so scribes had only their ears to rely on. This was a practice of extremely limited efficiency, and spelling variations in names, even within a single document, were the result. Over the years, Bonnyllay has appeared Bonally, Bonelly, Bonallo, Bonalo, Bonaly, Bonnella, Bonela, Bonello and many more.

Early Notables of the Bonnyllay family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Bonnyllay family to the New World and Oceana


The fertile east coast of what would become US and Canada was soon dotted with the farms of Scottish settlers. Some of them remained faithful to the crown and called themselves United Empire Loyalists, while others had the chance to pay back their old oppressors in the American War of Independence. That brave spirit lives on today in the highland games that dot North America in the summer. Passenger and immigration lists indicate that members of the Bonnyllay family came to North America quite early: Alexander Bonaley who settled in Virginia in 1624.

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