Bunger History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Anglo-Saxon name Bunger comes from the German name Beringer. The surname Bunger probably arrived in England shortly after the Norman Conquest of 1066, when the Normans imported many laborers from the continent in order to expedite their hold on England.

Early Origins of the Bunger family

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

Early History of the Bunger family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bunger research. Another 195 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1208, 1500, 1553, 1778, and 1827 are included under the topic Early Bunger History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bunger Spelling Variations

One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Bunger has appeared include Benger, Benyger, Beniger, Beneger, Bengar, Benniger and many more.

Early Notables of the Bunger family (pre 1700)

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United States Bunger migration to the United States +

At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Bunger arrived in North America very early:

Bunger Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Godlieb Bunger, aged 34, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1807 [1]
  • Charles Bunger, who landed in Somerset County, Pennsylvania in 1853 [1]
  • Hinrich Bunger, aged 20, who landed in America in 1855 [1]
  • S Bunger, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1856 [1]
  • Heinrich Ludwig Bunger, who arrived in America in 1857 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Canada Bunger migration to Canada +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Bunger Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Mr. Conradt Bunger U.E. who settled in Prince Edward County, Ontario c. 1783 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Bunger (post 1700) +

  • Fred Bunger, American Democratic Party politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Colorado, 1936 [3]
  • Robert Bunger Thieme Jr. (1918-2009), American pastor of Berachah Church, a nondenominational Christian church in Houston, Texas, from 1950-2003


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 3) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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