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The name Bonvalet comes from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It was a name for a person who may have been referred to as the good valet, or groom.

Bonvalet Early Origins



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

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Bonvalet Spelling Variations


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Bonvalet Spelling Variations



Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Bonvalet has undergone many spelling variations, including Bonvallet, Bonuaslet, Bonvadlet, Bonvalet and many more.

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Bonvalet Early History


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Bonvalet Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bonvalet research. Another 425 words (30 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1232, 1273, 1273, 1327 and 1500 are included under the topic Early Bonvalet History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bonvalet Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bonvalet Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Bonvalet Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Bonvalet were among those contributors:

Bonvalet Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Louis Bonvalet, who arrived in Mississippi in 1843

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    2. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    3. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    4. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    5. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    6. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    10. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
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    The Bonvalet Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bonvalet Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 27 November 2014 at 14:17.

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