Bontinck History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Bontinck family
The surname Bontinck was first found in Peeblesshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd nam Pùballan), former county in South-central Scotland, in the present day Scottish Borders Council Area, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Bontinck family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bontinck research. Another 141 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1489, 1605, and 1650 are included under the topic Early Bontinck History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Bontinck Spelling Variations
Prior to the first dictionaries, scribes spelled words according to sound. This, and the fact that Scottish names were repeatedly translated from Gaelic to English and back, contributed to the enormous number of spelling variations in Scottish names. Bontinck has been spelled Buntin, Bunten, Bunton, Bunting, Buntain, Buntaine, Buntine, Bontine, Buntyn and many more.
Early Notables of the Bontinck family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bontinck family to Ireland
Some of the Bontinck family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 79 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Bontinck family
In such difficult times, the difficulties of raising the money to cross the Atlantic to North America did not seem so large compared to the problems of keeping a family together in Scotland. It was a journey well worth the cost, since it was rewarded with land and freedom the Scots could not find at home. The American War of Independence solidified that freedom, and many of those settlers went on to play important parts in the forging of a great nation. Among them: William Bunting who settled in Maryland in 1776; Sarah Bunting settled in Barbados in 1678 with her husband Samuel; Richard Bunting settled in Bermuda in 1635.
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