Bunnecown History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The name Bunnecown belongs to the early history of Britain, it's origins lie with the Anglo-Saxons. It is a product of their having lived in the village of Butcombe in the county of Somerset.

Early Origins of the Bunnecown family

The surname Bunnecown was first found in Somerset, where "this surname is derived from a geographical locality. 'of Buncombe,' or 'Boncombe,' some spot in the West country." [1] Kirby's Quest notes that Richard de Bounecombe was listed there, 1 Edward III (during the first year of King Edward III's reign.) [2]

Important Dates for the Bunnecown family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Bunnecown research. Another 189 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1327 and 1500 are included under the topic Early Bunnecown History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Bunnecown Spelling Variations

Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Bunnecown include Buncombe, Butcombe, Bounecombe, Bunecombe, Buncomb, Boncombe and many more.

Early Notables of the Bunnecown family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Bunnecown family

Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Bunnecown were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: William Bunchcombe who arrived in Virginia in 1663.

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Citations

  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  2. ^ Dickinson, F.H., Kirby's Quest for Somerset of 16th of Edward the 3rd London: Harrison and Sons, Printers in Ordinary to Her Majesty, St, Martin's Lane, 1889. Print.
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