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The origins of the Anglo-Saxon name Bounvalet come from its first bearer, who was a person who may have been referred to as the good valet, or groom.

Bounvalet Early Origins



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

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Bounvalet Spelling Variations


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Bounvalet Spelling Variations



The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Bounvalet has been spelled many different ways, including Bonvallet, Bonuaslet, Bonvadlet, Bonvalet and many more.

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Bounvalet Early History


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Bounvalet Early History



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

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Bounvalet Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bounvalet Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Bounvalets to arrive in North America: a number of settlers who arrived in the New World by the 19th century.

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    2. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    4. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    5. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    6. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    7. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    8. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
    9. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    10. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
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    The Bounvalet Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bounvalet 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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