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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. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)

Early History of the Bunch family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bunch research.
Another 144 words (10 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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Migration of the Bunch family to Ireland


Some of the Bunch family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 77 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 Bunch family to the New World and Oceana


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

  • John Bunch, who arrived in Virginia in 1656 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • William Bunch, who arrived in Virginia in 1665-1666 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Bunch Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Bunch, who landed in Virginia in 1716 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Robert Bunch who settled in Maryland in 1742

Bunch Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Samuel G Bunch, who landed in Savanna(h), Georgia in 1811 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Alexander Bunch, who settled in New York City with his wife in 1820
  • Henry Bunch, aged 30, who arrived in Key West, Fla in 1838 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • William Bunch, who settled in Philadelphia in 1850
  • Nicholas Bunch, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1879 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Bunch Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Margaret Bunch, aged 20, a domestic servant, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Apelles" in 1878

Contemporary Notables of the name Bunch (post 1700)


  • Jon Bunch (1970-2016), American rock singer and songwriter
  • Melvin Lynn Bunch Jr. (b. 1971), American former Major League Baseball pitcher who played from 1995 to 1999
  • Charles E. Bunch (b. 1953), American Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of PPG Industries, Inc
  • Lonnie G. Bunch III (b. 1952), American educator and historian, former director of the Chicago Historical Society, founding director of the National Museum of African American History and Culture
  • Kenji Bunch (b. 1973), American violist and composer
  • Velton Ray Bunch (b. 1948), American Emmy Award winning film and television composer
  • Jarrod Ray Bunch (b. 1968), former American NFL football fullback who played from 1991 to 1994
  • Tyler Bunch (b. 1970), American puppeteer, puppet designer, director and actor who worked for the Jim Henson Company and later for Disney's The Muppets Studio
  • Pat Bunch, American country music songwriter
  • Samuel Bunch (1786-1849), American politician, Member of the United States House of Representatives for Tennessee (1833-1837)
  • ... (Another 18 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Suggested Readings for the name Bunch


  • Parkes and Bunch on the Trail West, with Allied Families by Alice Crandall Park.

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Citations


  1. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  2. ^ 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)

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