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The name Bounds came to England with the ancestors of the Bounds family in the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Bounds family lived in Sussex. Their name, however, does not refer to that area, but to their former place of residence, the town of Bohun, in the French maritime department of La Manche, in western Normandy.

Bounds Early Origins



The surname Bounds was first found in Sussex, where they had been granted lands by King William after the Norman Conquest in 1066.

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Bounds Spelling Variations


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Bounds Spelling Variations



Multitudes of spelling variations are a hallmark of Anglo Norman names. Most of these names evolved in the 11th and 12th century, in the time after the Normans introduced their own Norman French language into a country where Old and Middle English had no spelling rules and the languages of the court were French and Latin. To make matters worse, medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, so names frequently appeared differently in the various documents in which they were recorded. The name was spelled Bohon, Bohun, Bone, Boon, Boone, Bohan, Bound and many more.

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Bounds Early History


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Bounds Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bounds research. Another 311 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1176, 1220, 1st , 1215, 1275, 1st , 1298, 1342, 1373, 1368, 1394, 1587, 1660, 1645, 1699 and 1698 are included under the topic Early Bounds History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bounds Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bounds Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Humphrey VII de Bohun (d. 1298), 3rd Earl of Hereford and 2nd Earl of Essex, who, along with Roger Bigod, Earl of Norfolk, led the barons in opposition to King Edward I; Humphrey de Bohun (1342-1373), 7th (and last) Earl of Hereford, 6th...

Another 81 words (6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bounds Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bounds In Ireland


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Bounds In Ireland



Some of the Bounds family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 137 words (10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Because of this political and religious unrest within English society, many people decided to immigrate to the colonies. Families left for Ireland, North America, and Australia in enormous numbers, traveling at high cost in extremely inhospitable conditions. The New World in particular was a desirable destination, but the long voyage caused many to arrive sick and starving. Those who made it, though, were welcomed by opportunities far greater than they had known at home in England. Many of these families went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Bounds or a variant listed above:

Bounds Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Miguel Bounds, aged 20, landed in Puerto Rico in 1832

Bounds Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • William Bounds, aged 19, who emigrated to the United States from Hereford, in 1903
  • Sarah Ann Bounds, aged 25, who settled in America from Swanasea, in 1908
  • Ellen Bounds, aged 21, who landed in America from Liverpool, England, in 1908
  • Alice Bounds, aged 34, who emigrated to the United States from Belfast, Ireland, in 1913
  • May Bounds, aged 34, who emigrated to the United States from Liverpool, England, in 1919
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bounds (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bounds (post 1700)



  • Mark Bounds, former American football punter who earned All-American honors in 1991
  • Tucker Bounds, American public relations professional who has been active in Republican politics
  • Danielle Bounds (b. 1985), Miss Earth United States 2010
  • Edward McKendree Bounds (1835-1835), American clergyman of the Methodist Episcopal Church South, author of eleven books
  • William F. Bounds, American politician, Mayor of Salisbury, Maryland, 1910-12, 1914-16
  • W. R. Bounds (b. 1868), American politician, Member of Texas State House of Representatives 59th District, 1929
  • Linda Bounds, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Texas State House of Representatives 10th District, 2012
  • James Bounds, American politician, Warden (Borough President) of West Stratford, Connecticut, 1888
  • Horace Bounds, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arizona, 1972
  • E. Raymond Bounds, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Ocean City, Maryland, 1944-49
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Suggested Readings for the name Bounds


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Suggested Readings for the name Bounds



  • The Bounds of Maryland by Ruth T. Dryden.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    2. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    3. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    4. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    6. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    7. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    8. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    9. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    10. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    11. ...

    The Bounds Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bounds 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 11 October 2016 at 01:07.

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