Bunn History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The origins of the Anglo-Saxon name Bunn come from its first bearer, 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 Bunn family

The surname Bunn was first found in Oxfordshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Important Dates for the Bunn family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bunn research. Another 228 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1204, 1255, 1296, 1379, 1500, 1618, 1788, 1796, 1830, and 1860 are included under the topic Early Bunn History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bunn Spelling Variations

The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Bunn has been spelled many different ways, including Bunn, Bun, Bon, Bonn, Bone, Bonne, Bunne and others.

Early Notables of the Bunn family (pre 1700)

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Bunn migration to the United States

Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Bunns to arrive in North America:

Bunn Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Thomas Bunn who arrived in Virginia in 1623
  • Deborah Bunn, who arrived in Maryland in 1674 [1]
Bunn Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Peter Bunn, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1744 [1]
  • John Bunn, who landed in Maryland in 1744
Bunn Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • William N Bunn, who arrived in New York in 1812 [1]
  • William Bunn, who landed in New York in 1846 [1]
  • Robert S Bunn, who landed in Mississippi in 1854 [1]

Bunn migration to Australia

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

Bunn Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • William Bunn, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on September 3rd, 1820, settling in New South Wales, Australia [2]
  • Charles Bunn, aged 17, who arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Eliza" [3]
  • William Bunn, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "John Munn" in 1849 [4]
  • Ruth Bunn, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Blundell" in 1851 [5]

Bunn migration to New Zealand

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:

Bunn Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Fanny Bunn, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Cashmere" in 1853
  • Mr. W. Bunn , British settler travelling from London aboard the ship "Northfleet" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand, Via Wellington and Lyttleton in February 1854 [6]
  • Elizabeth Bunn, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Cresswell" in 1856
  • Maria Bunn, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Cresswell" in 1856
  • Sarah Bunn, who arrived in Nelson, New Zealand aboard the ship "Cresswell" in 1856
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Bunn (post 1700)

  • Thomas E. Bunn (b. 1959), American former law enforcement officer and politician, Member of the Oregon House of Representatives (1992-1993)
  • William Malcolm Bunn (1842-1923), American newspaperman and politician, 10th Governor of Idaho Territory from 1884 to 1885
  • Stan Bunn (b. 1946), American politician and lawyer, Oregon Superintendent of Public Instruction (1999-2003)
  • John Whitfield Bunn (1831-1920), American corporate leader, financier, industrialist, and personal friend of Abraham Lincoln
  • John W. Bunn (1898-1979), American basketball coach of Springfield College (1946-1956) and Colorado State College (1956-1963),Chairman of the Basketball Hall of Fame (1949-1963), inducted to the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1964
  • James Lee 'Jim" Bunn (b. 1956), American former politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Oregon (1995-1997)
  • George Bunn, American inventor of the fluted coffee filter and founder of the Bunn-o-Matic Corporation
  • George Bunn (1925-2013), American diplomat, lawyer
  • George Lincoln Bunn (1865-1918), American lawyer, judge, and academic
  • Beverly Atlee Bunn (b. 1916), birth name of Beverly Cleary, American author who has sold over 91 million copies of her books worldwide; she received the National Medal of Arts, recognition as a "Living Legend"
  • ... (Another 27 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations

  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1820 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1820
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) ELIZA 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Eliza.htm
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) JOHN MUNN 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849JohnMunnPassengers.htm
  5. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BLUNDELL 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Blundell.htm
  6. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
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