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Bunce is an ancient Anglo-Saxon surname that came from the Old French word bon which referred to a jolly or good fellow.

Bunce Early Origins



The surname Bunce was first found in Gloucestershire 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.

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Bunce Spelling Variations


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Bunce 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. Bunce has been recorded under many different variations, including Bunce, Bunse and others.

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Bunce Early History


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Bunce Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bunce research. Another 177 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1600, 1670, 1st , 1643, 1644, 1630, 1683, 1659, 1687, 1710, 1720 and 1741 are included under the topic Early Bunce History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Bunce Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Bunce Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of this surname at this time include Sir James Bunce, ( c. 1600-1670), 1st Baronet of Otterden, Kent, Sheriff of the City of London from 1643 to 1644; Sir John Bunce, 2nd...

Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Bunce Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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 Bunce or a variant listed above:

Bunce Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Joe Bunce who settled in Barbados in 1635
  • Jo Bunce, aged 18, arrived in Barbados in 1635
  • Thomas Bunce, who arrived in Hartford, Conn in 1636
  • Deborah Bunce, who landed in Maryland in 1675
  • John Bunce, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1682
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Bunce Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Richard Bunce, who arrived in Virginia in 1704
  • Richard Bunce settled in New England in 1764

Bunce Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Robert Spencer Bunce, aged 31, landed in Maryland in 1812
  • William Bunce settled in Baltimore in 1823
  • Thomas Bunce settled in Philadelphia in 1838
  • W Bunce, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • Martin and Patrick Bunce arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1858

Bunce Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Joseph Bunce U.E. who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1783 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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
  • Mr. Joseph Bunce U.E. who settled in Carleton [Saint John City], New Brunswick c. 1783 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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

Bunce Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James Bunce, English convict from Surrey, who was transported aboard the "Adamant" on March 16, 1821, settling in New South Wales, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Adamant voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1821 with 144 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adamant/1821
  • James Bunce arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Caroline" in 1839 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CAROLINE 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Caroline.htm
  • Charlotte Bunce arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Caroline" in 1839 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CAROLINE 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Caroline.htm
  • James Bunce arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Lightning" in 1845 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LIGHTNING 1845. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1845Lightning.gif
  • Charles Bunce arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Eliza" in 1849
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Bunce (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Bunce (post 1700)



  • Cameron Bunce (b. 1981), American model and actor
  • Lawrence Melvin Bunce (b. 1945), American former professional ABA basketball player
  • Joshua Bunce (1847-1912), American Major League Baseball left fielder and umpire
  • Don Bunce (1949-2003), American NFL football quarterback and orthopedic surgeon, recipient of the 1972 Rose Bowl MVP
  • James M. Bunce, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Connecticut, 1856
  • Harvey Bunce, American politician, Delegate to Missouri State Constitutional Convention, 1865
  • George H. Bunce, American politician, Delegate to New York State Constitutional Convention 32nd District, 1915
  • George Bunce, American politician, Member of Connecticut State Senate 2nd District, 1839
  • Charles Bunce, American politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Manchester, 1828
  • Carl Bunce, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Nevada, 2008
  • ... (Another 17 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ 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
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Adamant voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1821 with 144 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adamant/1821
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CAROLINE 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Caroline.htm
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) LIGHTNING 1845. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1845Lightning.gif

Other References

  1. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  2. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  3. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  4. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  5. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  6. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  7. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  9. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  10. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  11. ...

The Bunce Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Bunce Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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