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,
Early Origins of the Bounvalet family
The surname Bounvalet was first found in Berkshire, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Bounvalet family
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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.
Early Notables of the Bounvalet family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bounvalet family to the New World and Oceana
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.