The name Bunclarke finds its origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxons
. It was given to one who worked as a learned or good clerk
having derived from the Old French bon clerc.
Early Origins of the Bunclarke family
The surname Bunclarke was first found in Suffolk
, where they held a family seat
from the Middle Ages.
Early History of the Bunclarke family
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Bunclarke Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Bunclarke has been recorded under many different variations, including Bunclark, Bunclarke, Bonclark, Bonclarke, Bonclerke, Bunclerk and many more.
Early Notables of the Bunclarke family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bunclarke family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Bunclarke or a variant listed above: a number of settlers who arrived by the 19th century.