The ancestry of the name Bonwyke dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived in the region of Bonwick,
Early Origins of the Bonwyke family
The surname Bonwyke was first found in Yorkshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Bonwyke family
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Bonwyke Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Bonwyke have been found, including Bonwick, Bonnick and others.
Early Notables of the Bonwyke family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bonwyke family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Bonwyke, or a variant listed above: Thomas Bonewick, settled in Virginia in 1790.