The ancient name of Bunclerk finds its origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It comes from a name for a learned or good clerk
having derived from the Old French bon clerc.
Early Origins of the Bunclerk family
The surname Bunclerk was first found in Suffolk
, where they held a family seat
from the Middle Ages.
Early History of the Bunclerk family
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Bunclerk Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Bunclerk family name include Bunclark, Bunclarke, Bonclark, Bonclarke, Bonclerke, Bunclerk and many more.
Early Notables of the Bunclerk family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bunclerk family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Bunclerk surname or a spelling variation of the name include : a number of settlers who arrived by the 19th century.