Anglo-Saxon culture. It was a name for someone who was a person who was of good character. It originally derived from the Old French as le bon which was used as a term of endearment. The surname was adopted in England after the Norman Conquest of 1066.
Early Origins of the Bunes family
Oxfordshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Bunes family
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Bunes Spelling Variations
hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Bunes have been found, including Bunn, Bun, Bon, Bonn, Bone, Bonne, Bunne and others.
Early Notables of the Bunes family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Bunes family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Buness to arrive on North American shores: Thomas Bunn who arrived in Virginia in 1623 and John Bunn in Maryland in 1744.
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