Show ContentsBundock History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancestors of the bearers of the Bundock family name are thought have lived in ancient Anglo-Saxon England. They were first found in the settlement of Bowditch, an estate in the county of Dorset.

Early Origins of the Bundock family

The surname Bundock was first found in Dorset, in southern England, where they held a family seat from ancient times, long before the Norman Conquest in 1066.

Early History of the Bundock family

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Bundock Spelling Variations

Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Bundock include Bowditch, Bowdich, Bowdidge and others.

Early Notables of the Bundock family (pre 1700)

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Australia Bundock migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Bundock Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

Contemporary Notables of the name Bundock (post 1700) +

  • Sarah Bundock (1780-1845), of Huguenot descent, English mother of Anne Pratt, the English botanist
  • Brigadier Harry Charles Bundock (1886-1957), Australian Director of Cadet Services & Reserves, Army Headquarters from 1945 to 1946 [2]

  1. Convict Records of Australia. Retrieved 1st February 2021 from
  2. Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, August 30) Harry Bundock. Retrieved from on Facebook