Bunch History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
In Scottish history, few names go farther back than Bunch, whose ancestors lived among the clans of the Pictish tribe. They lived in the lands of Perthshire since the early 15th century.
Early Origins of the Bunch family
The surname Bunch was first found in Perthshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Pheairt) former county in the present day Council Area of Perth and Kinross, located in central Scotland. The family dates back to the first half of the 15th century in this area. "Alexander Bunshe held a land in the burgh in 1444. William Bunch also held land there and John Bunche was witness there c. 1450. 
Early History of the Bunch family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bunch research. Another 100 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1505, 1508, 1551, 1526, 1468, 1478, 1488, 1505, 1508 and 1500 are included under the topic Early Bunch History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Bunch Spelling Variations
The arts of spelling and translation were yet in their infancies when surnames began, so there are an enormous number of spelling variations of the names in early Scottish records. This is a particular problem with Scottish names because of the numerous times a name might have been loosely translated to English from Gaelic and back. Bunch has been spelled Bunch, Bunsche, Bunche and others.
Early Notables of the Bunch family (pre 1700)
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In the United States, the name Bunch is the 1,060th most popular surname with an estimated 27,357 people with that name. 
This oppression forced many Scots to leave their homelands. Most of these chose North America as their destination. Although the journey left many sick and poor, these immigrants were welcomed the hardy with great opportunity. Many of these settlers stood up for their newfound freedom in the American War of Independence. More recently, Scots abroad have recovered much of their collective heritage through highland games and other patriotic functions and groups. An examination of passenger and immigration lists has located various settlers bearing the name Bunch:
Bunch Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Bunch Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Bunch Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:
Bunch Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century