The annals of Scottish history reveal that Bunche was first used as a name by ancestors of the Pictish tribe of ancient
. The Bunche family lived in the lands of
since the early 15th century.
(Gaelic: Siorrachd Pheairt) former county in the present day Council Area of Perth and Kinross, located in central
. 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.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bunche 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 Bunche History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Before the first dictionaries appeared in the last few hundred
years, scribes spelled according to sound. spelling variations
are common among Scottish names. Bunche has been spelled Bunch, Bunsche, Bunche and others.
In those unstable times, many had no choice but to leave their beloved homelands. Sickness and poverty hounded travelers to North America, but those who made it were welcomed with land and opportunity. These settlers gave the young nations of Canada and the United States a strong backbone as they stood up for their beliefs as United Empire Loyalists and in the American War of Independence
. In this century, the ancestors of these brave Scots have begun to recover their illustrious heritage through Clan
societies and other heritage organizations. Early passenger and immigration lists reveal many Scottish settlers bearing the name Bunche: Robert Bunch who settled in Maryland in 1742; William Bunch settled in Philadelphia in 1850; Alexander Bunch settled in New York City with his wife in 1820..