The name Bonwick belongs to the early history of Britain, it's origins lie with the Anglo-Saxons
. It is a product of their having lived in the region of Bonwick,
Early Origins of the Bonwick family
The surname Bonwick was first found in Yorkshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Bonwick family
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Bonwick Spelling Variations
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred
years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations
in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon
and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Bonwick include Bonwick, Bonnick and others.
Early Notables of the Bonwick family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bonwick family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England
at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Bonwick were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: Thomas Bonewick, settled in Virginia in 1790.
Contemporary Notables of the name Bonwick (post 1700)
- Jeff Bonwick, American engineer, Chief Technical Officer (CTO) of Storage Technologies at Sun Microsystems
- James Bonwick (1817-1906), English-born Australian historical and educational writer
- Alfred James Bonwick (1883-1949), Liberal Party politician in the United Kingdom
- Paul Bonwick (b. 1964), Canadian politician, member of the Canadian House of Commons (1997-2004)