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Bonwox History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The origins of the Bonwox name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It comes from when the family lived in the region of Bonwick, in Yorkshire.

Early Origins of the Bonwox family


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

Early History of the Bonwox family


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Bonwox Spelling Variations


Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Bonwox were recorded, including Bonwick, Bonnick and others.

Early Notables of the Bonwox family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Bonwox family to the New World and Oceana


To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Bonwox family emigrate to North America: Thomas Bonewick, settled in Virginia in 1790.

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